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A Vintage-Inspired Living Room Makeover

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    Mandi Gubler is the fearless DIY-er behind the popular blog Vintage Revivals. She is a self-proclaimed thrift store junkie, craigslist shopper, and DIY diva. Vintage Revivals has recently been named Best DIY Blog by both Better Homes And Gardens and Apartment Therapy and is full of gutsy projects and ideas to make you look at your home differently.
    It's about dang time. That is all I have to say about this. This little makeover has taken me seemingly forever but it is done (for at least a few weeks…).

    The starting point for my room designs aren’t the typical fabric swatches or pinterest boards. When I design a room, the first thing I envision is how I want that room to feel when you walk into it. When you come into my house, I want you to feel happy. Not just, “Oh- I-am-happy-to-be-away-from-my-kids-for-5-minutes,” happy but the kind of happy where you are like, “Man. There is something special about that place. It's like Disneyland, but thriftier.” I want our house to feel comfortable and interesting and inspiring. So, that is what I started with: happy, comfortable, interesting, and inspiring, and — my favorite feeling in the world —fearless. So, as you are looking at this new room I hope these are the words that come to mind.

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