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August 6, 2012

What better way to start the week than with a few inspiring transformations?

The pantry is one of the hardest working rooms in a
house but is often overlooked when it comes to decor.
                                                            Before:                                                            After:

Who could have known that this humble thrift-store
side table had such grandeur in its future?
                                     Before:                                                                                        After:                                                                                                          

Haven't we all see dated 1970s hexagon end-tables, like the
one below, languishing in thrift shops, waiting for adoption?

 Such a fresh makeover for this multi-functional
piece - LOVE the hand-painted treatment on top.

This coffee table went from common to custom-made with a few brush strokes:

                                Before:                                                                                            After:

A faux French Provencial style tower chest went from Ordinary to Extraordinary:

                             Before:                                                                                                    After:

Shizzle Design

Subtle changes can make a tremendous difference:

                                                   Before:                                                                            After:

Me, Ed and Pea

Painting the door, replacing the flooring, removing the wallpaper, and
changing out the accessories created an entirely new bathroom.

A kitchen before it's much needed updating:

Amazing transformation, isn't it?!

How many changes can you spot in this darling attic bedroom?

                                               Before:                                                                                    After:
I found five:  the wallpaper; the chest; the bedding; the rug; the light fixtures.

Whether your project is large or small,
approach it with confidence and vision.
You can do it!


  1. That is quite a difference in the pantry, it has gone from a nothing room to something quite special. Interesting how decluttering the bathroom and closing the shower curtain makes such an impact.

    1. Don't you love the chandelier in the pantry? I would never have thought to dress it up that much - totally unexpected but cool.

  2. Your beautiful posts are so inspirational! Now if I could just find my crafty gene!

  3. I love that bathroom do over!

  4. My grandma has one of those hexagon end I want to give it a makeover!

    I've nominated you for the liebster award. You can check it out here...

    1. Darci, oh, my gosh - thank you so much! You're a doll and I really appreciate the award. Blogging is one of my favorite writing exercises. You're so sweet - I promise to pass on the award to other deserving bloggers.

  5. Very inspiring....I'm feeling motivation knocking at my door!

  6. Which posts are your projects and your home? Nice photos on this blog!

  7. The hexigon is my favorite! Painting it white really brought out the beautiful carving!