So after making it all the way to the top FIVE in Mandi's Vintage Revival's room makeover contest and a very suspenseful week of waiting, I found out late Friday afternoon that I came in as the first loser.
I appreciate every single one of the 391 votes I received, but it just wasn't enough to beat Jessica at My World Made By Hand with 647 votes. It was really encouraging to me when I would hear that people were taking time out of their lives to vote for me. So thank you to all who voted! You guys rocked!
I must confess though, I have really dealt with being a sore loser all weekend. Jessica won by a lot of votes and she did have a great entry picture.
I have to wonder if I messed up my bed, piled all of our family of fives laundry around the room and left out all of my cleaning supplies, would I have won?
Was my boring room, just that...too boring? The entry pictures I used were not false advertising. Our room looks like it always does. We make our bed everyday, we fold our clothes and put them away as they come out of the dryer and I vacuum the floors of our house nearly every day.
Would it have helped if I had put captions on the picture and made my room look like something that it isn't? I will never know. But I do wonder if I would have done that, if it would have mattered.
As I get over being totally consumed by the contest and being oh so very hopeful that I would have some design help to make our room fabulous, I am thankful that this contest made me start thinking about the possibilities of the room. My husband tells me he has plans to MAKE a king size bed for our room. With his bare hands. Once he gets started on the bed, I am sure that it will be just the motivation I need to get started on making over our room.
So with gritted teeth and a fake smile (that I promise, will one day be genuine..just not yet), I congratulate Jessica on her win. I wish Mandi all the best on her road trip and I really (for real, that really is genuine) can't wait to see what they both come up with for Jessica's room.
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