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April 5, 2012

Before and After Projects

Today we're going to start out with a re-do for the tykes in the audience.
Remember when you were little and you wanted your own special chubby hole?
The ingenious blog Home By Heidi features a playroom closet Before & After
that is as darling as it is unique:

   Before:                                                             After:



     What little buckaroo wouldn't love to have his own
    private barn?!


Before:  File this under Fail

After:  so Attractive!


It's not just the unusual shade of grape
that is a little off-putting, this bathroom
was just too dated:

LOVE the neutral colors and the wood trim:


This rough box was priced at $1.25 . . . . . . .  

and transformed into a vintage serving station:


Lanterns like the two on the left can often be found
at local Habitat for Humanity thrift stores at ridiculously
low prices .  

It's amazing what a simple spray paint job can do, isn't it?!!

After:  Whether used indoors or out, 
these lanterns are now so fleaChic!

Before:  not many of us would give this old
outdoor light fixture a second glance.

By replacing the electrical wiring with a candle and
 painting the brass you now have a beautiful centerpiece.

After:  charming!

The over-sized neon advertising sign transformed a staircase landing office into a chic hangout.


The next time you spot a twin bed with a foot board 
at a thrift shop, consider turning it into a bench:

Beautiful rehab of a bedroom chair:

The damaged vanity was divided into two precious bedside tables:


With a little sanding, a paint treatment and molding, this dresser was repurposed into
a darling nursery changing table: 

Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes and often
involves a little elbow grease!


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  2. Thank you for following my blog! I'm following you right back. I enjoy before and after projects. Great inspiration you've featured here.
    Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

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