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September 28, 2012


Happy, Happy Friday!  Where has this week gone?! 
The weekend is almost here and I haven't decided on a Saturday project, yet.
Maybe these Before & After photos will give me a little inspiration.
  Before                                                             After
Stunning transformation of a music cabinet.
This is one of the best makeovers of a Mid-
Century credenza I've seen in a while:
Before                                                     After

Red Hen Home
Here's another darling treatment of the same type of credenza.
I can't stress how reasonably priced MidCentury Modern pieces
are right now.  In a few years, don't say I didn't tell you so!
This 'before' vanity-turned-desk and chair set
was priced at only $20 in a thrift store.
Set Before:

Set after:

And here's an ingenious example of caning a chair with upholstery webbing.
   Before                                                        After
Easy and inexpensive!  I love it.
I won't lie to you - the project below involved a LOT of sanding:
   Before                                                          After
But what beautiful results.
Let's wrap up the week with some interesting repurposing:
It's true - phone booths are just about a thing of the past.
How clever to turn one into an aquarium!

New L.A. housing development built with recycled shipping crates.

I COVET any one's private library card catalog.
Who would have thought to use one as a
wine rack?  So cool.

 Want to make easy chocolate covered strawberries?  Use an ice cube tray!
Remove ice and fill tray with strawberries                 Cover with melted chocolate, let set til firm and voile!

 Whether you're playing, relaxing, crafting,
or flea marketing this weekend, make it fun.


  1. That phone booth is amazing.

    Happy weekend to you too,

    Nina x

  2. Wow, amazing. Love it, especially the easy chocolate covered strawberries idea :-)

    Dusana :-)

  3. These are some great makeovers and ideas! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. Thank you so much for stopping by. I just loved all of your tips and tricks.

  6. Love all the before and afters! Inspiring me to rock out my side table in my living room! Chocolate covered strawberries in an ice cube tray is a genius idea!

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