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October 8, 2012

I think we should start the week with some Before & After projects, don't you?

Before:                                                                                                                       After:                  
Remade Simple

Courtney, of Apprentice Extrovert, was commissioned to
renovate a set of dining room chairs and experimented with
different treatments.  Which is your favorite?



The black and white striped one is adorable!


Who says you can't customize a store-bought outdoor playhouse?!

little green notebook


               Before:                                                                 After:
Turtles & Tails
If you come across a bargain that has a mate,
buy the second one, too.  You won't regret it.



And how sad is this little dresser?

But, look how happy it is now!
The Quirky Quail

Apparently, the word is getting out to thrift shops and used
furniture stores that 60s dressers are very popular to restore.
The prices are beginning to go up so snag one while they're
relatively inexpensive.

Restore Interiors

Chic Staging & Design

Blue Velvet Chair

        Before:                                                                               After:
365 Days to Simplicity

                                Before:                                                   After:
The Magic Brush


                                         Before                                          After
Michael A. Noelle Designs

Local humane societies, Habitat for Humanity offices, and area churches
sponsor thrift shops with prices that are often lower than national
organizations such as Goodwill and the Salvation Army.  As with all
purchases, be a smart comparison shopper.


This staircase went from dreary to extraordinary:

                    Before:                                                             After:
Anita Clark Design


Do your bedroom closet doors need a face lift?

                          Before:                                                        After:
Stunning trim work.

Make it a great Monday!


  1. What a total difference with the staircase and the last picture with the bedroom closet, so good! x

    1. I'm a confessed Before & After addict and scour the internet for interesting re-dos and transformations. Isn't it amazing the different the molding, wainscoating, and solid doors made in that bedroom? Love it!

  2. I really love the different treatments on the Dining Room chairs. They all look great but my favorites are the Pink and Black & White stripe. This is a great recap of many before and after possibilities. If you have a minute come check out my post today on a Before and After Kitchen makeover.

  3. You really do find the best before and afters! You have given me inspiration for my sons room! And the playhouse idea...brilliant!!

  4. Wonderful before and after pics. My favorite is that poor sad dresser/the quirky quail. Enjoy your week1 Hugs, Anna

  5. Absolutely beautiful ideas - I have been looking at picture shelves & love your one ...

    Dee at the Carlton