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October 24, 2012

How cute is the Addams Family's little Wednesday costume?  When my daughter was 5 years old she had long black hair and looked amazingly like this picture.

Is Wednesday called 'Hump Day' across the world and or just in the U.S.?  It's easy to get stalled out in the middle of a busy week so let's get motivated today with some creative Before & After projects.

                    Before:                                         After:

Who doesn't love driftwood?  The beautiful beach-inspired driftwood
mirror started out as a $5 bargain at Goodwill.  I love it, don't you?
Look at this sad 'before' photo of an older, well-used desk:

After:  Talk about the WOW factor!
The sign of a successful renovation is the attention to
details.  The drawers were lined with stencilled burlap.
This beautiful china cabinet was restored
to the sophisticated state it deserved.
                    Before:                                           After:

Would you like to create a beautiful headboard with a custom look?
Start with a discarded hollow-core interior door, have fun with a tie-dyed
paint treatment, and finish off with upholstery tacks around the edge.
Stunning, isn't it?

There are times when it's almost impossible to believe that an after photo
is of the same room as the before photo.  This is one of those times:

Such an elegant, refreshing transformation.

Designer Allison Jaffe transformed a dated,
ordinary bathroom into a Thing of Beauty:

Allison Jaffe

I hope these beautiful projects inspire you to tackle
your Wednesday with renewed purpose and energy!


  1. I really like the idea of lining the drawers with burlap. Cute.

  2. Wow. I love the burlap in the drawers! And I love that dining room transformation!

  3. These are all really fantastic before and after projects. I Love the way that china cabinet turned out - so elegant and that dining room was a beautiful transformation.