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March 29, 2012

Before & After Thursday

Glad you stopped by.  Enough small talk, let's get started:


We've all seen nightstands like this one sitting
on the side of the road waiting for the trash man.
A treatment of sanding and painting was all it
needed to be darling.


Here's another night stand transformation:                      

Just about every department store (i.e., Walmart, Target, Big Lots)
sells similar TV trays quite inexpensively. 

What a nautical difference!  


BEFORE:  a dated bedroom suite

AFTER:  elegant and charming!

BEFORE:  beyond salvaging?

AFTER:  rescued! 

Before & After doesn't necessarily call for a 
drastic change.  The paint on this chair was
fine, the fabric just needed refreshing.

You know how excited you get when you run across a great blog devoted to Before & After projects?  
Well, prepare to be excited.  Meet Kristy of  4 The Love of Wood:

Kristy's mission is to salvage any piece of furniture that has even a glimmer of promise.  


New 'feet' and a paint treatment
completely changed the look of
these night stands.

Sorry that the Before photo below is blurred but you 
can clearly see it was FREE, sitting on the side of the road:

The AFTER word of the day:  WOW!

Stop by Kristy's site for more inspiration and photos of amazing renovations.  She truly is an artist.

Today's post is pretty much what fleaChic is all about - giving new life to discarded or dated furniture 
and decorative items.  Economical and imaginative - it's so fleaChic!  


  1. Thank you for inviting me over. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all these wonderful

    1. What started out as a simple exercise in writing and design quickly became addictive and I'm thinking of fleaChic all the time! Check back often because the Before & After projects seem to be the most popular topic on the blog. Really appreciate your stopping by! -- Jan

  2. Thanks for inviting me -- I loved all the inspiration. I am right now as we speak, working on a piece of Junque -- will have the post up next week.

    I am now following you -- follow me too?


    1. Your photographs are beautiful! Yes, absolutely, I'll follow your blog. --Sarajan

  3. Thanks for inviting me! Lot of beautiful inspiration!

    Big Hugs

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by. Blogging has given us so many creative outlets, hasn't it? Again, thanks! -- Sarajan