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March 2, 2012

Friday Fun

How sad is it that my idea of fun is viewing Before & After projects?  Seriously, I need to get out  more.  While I work on my social calendar, enjoy the fruits of someone else's labors:

BEFORE - an elegant but faded accent chair

AFTER - spectacular!
P.S. 'Script' furnishings are hot right now -
fabrics, rugs, wallhangings, etc.  I really love this trend;
it's so different and interesting.

Metal trunks and footlockers are so popular now right. 
Although this re-do only involved taping and painting,
it totally transformed an ordinary metal locker into
a darling side table with extra storage.

Featured on Home By Heidi, this living room looks
"fine" (i.e., boring) but, with the installation of
brick pavers on the wall, the room changes completely.


So warm and interesting now - not just "fine" anymore!
Even though there are no 'before' photos, the pass-through
wall on the right of the photo was created by cutting
through the old wall and trimming it out.  Charming.

This next project features a dresser that
was just about beyond salvaging:

Becky, at Doodle Bug, did a wonderful job renovating
a piece of furniture that was headed to the trash heap.  I
like her distressing technique that can be viewed here.

Old houses can have small, quirky spaces.  Below is
an answer to "What can you do with a tiny room?"
How 'bout turning it into an inviting reading nook?!

A guest bath face-lift for under $200?  Yes!

Painting and replacing the sink top and light fixture completely
transformed this dated bathroom.   One thing that kept the cost
in line was trimming out the mirror instead of replacing it. 

Unless you've lived on the moon for the last few years you've got to be familar with the incredibly talented, beautiful interior designer Sarah Richardson.  Featured on HGTV, her show, Sarah's House, is one of the most popular design shows on television.

While Sarah did not accomplish this amazing bathroom renovation for under $200, she did create one of the most beautiful transformations ever featured on fleaChic:

BEFORE:  dated 90's bathroom with tons of potential

AFTER:  amazing!
You can view the complete 
transformation on Sarah's website.

Here's another inspiring bathroom make-over:

Amazing, right?!
BEFORE - the claw foot tub is promising:
             AFTER - unbelievable!

Whether you're thinking of tackling a big project
or a small one, I hope these photos were inspiring.

Whatever you do this weekend, make it fun!


  1. Hey, thanks for the linkup! And my idea of a good time is absolutely before and afters :) ~Becky @ Doodle Bug

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