Epic Room Makeover Part II

So many of you probably already know that Mandi from Vintage Revivals is doing yet ANOTHER Epic Room Makeover to one of her oh so lucky readers. Ya know what? I hope it’s ME!!! The area that I want made over is really my great room. It’s so SAD, but has so much POTENTIAL! Take a look for yourself and I’ll show you along the way why the great and powerful Mandi should travel her cute little self to AZ to redo MY place! WARNING: look at the pics at your own risk. The Hubs would be mortified if he knew I shared our house all over blogland looking like THIS! It’s mostly for dramatic effect though.


This is the Oh So Sad view of my Family Room that you can see AS SOON as you walk in the door! GASP! The Hubs insisted on putting the couch there. I told him that it SCREAMS, “HALT! Who goes there and what makes you think you can come in my house. We’re not warm and fuzzy so turn around and go.” Yup, that’s what this says.


Here’s the view of that room from the dining nook. Not dastardly. Who am I kidding?! Yeah I have cutesy frames on the wall with pretty pictures but it’s just drab!

(Look at those kids. They NEED their family room made over too!)
Once you’re in the family room, it gets worse. (mess for dramatic effect) The view into the kitchen/dining area is quite pathetic. And do you see what I see? Buckets and buckets of orange ish brown ish FUGLY wood tones!!! Cause that’s what I see.


This is our dining awesomeness! That round table there has a WHOPPING 48” diameter. As you can see, unless we get a rectagular table, much like this extendable rustic beauty, (hint hint, sounds like a DIY to me) This is as big as our table can get.

I don’t know if I even have to tell you what’s wrong here. Because the table is right inside the garage door, it is undoubtedly a catch-all. I mean catch-ALL. As for the rest of it, The paneling, THAT LIGHT FIXTURE, those shoes! My DIY shelf isn’t bad, but that’s about it.


Did I mention our table is a catch-all? BTW, don’t you just LOVE the garbage and recycle bins right next to our table? Awesome right? Oh! “Why are my chairs different colors?”, you ask. It was the beginning of a DIY to go from orange to Dark Walnut, but we moved. Then moved again. So it has stayed like this. “Why do I only have 2 chairs?”, you ask. Because the Hubs may or may not have broken one. We roll out our computer chair every night to eat at the table together. Totally great!


Who needs storage for their shoes? Not me. When you have a remnant of your carpet right inside the door, that slides out from under your feet when you walk on it, you DEFINITELY DON’T need shoe storage of any kind.


And Lastly, the kitchen. Not necessarily a requirement in the Epic Makeover, but it’s totally awesome too. (Again, mess left for dramatic effect. I clean my house. I SWEAR.)
As you can see, Mandi, my room needs an EPIC ROOM MAKEOVER! Please show me some love and travel to sunny AZ to help me make my family/ dining room just as fabulous as you are! I would be the Happiest Camper ALIVE and Oh So Grateful! BTW-according to the timeline on Vintage Revivals, the makeover would take place over MY BIRTHDAY! Tell me it's not meant to be.

Luv your Guts! ;)
Ashley G


  1. ASH!! You are so cute! I would LOVE to come to your house and fix it up!! Thank you SO much for entering and good luck my dear!!

    Love your guts

  2. That is one big couch. Good luck on the makeover contest.