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May 3, 2013

Today's post is proof that Before & After projects are some
of the most satisfying and economical types of recycling.  

Traci at Beneath My Heart is a very clever girl.  Take a
look at the beautiful results of her buffet makeover:


Click here for a step-by-step photo tutorial
on the vanity's journey through its makeover.

Sometimes a complete re-do isn't possible - how about a cover up instead?

Here are the steps involved in making this beautiful wing back slipcover.

Cara of Pearls, Handcuffs, & Happy Hour gave
her bathroom a facelift at a very economical price:

Click here for Cara's progress through the bathroom update.

Looking for an affordable work table for a child's bedroom?
Consider this chalkboard-topped end table:

A Very Blessed Nest

Inheriting a vintage chair from grandma is such
a blessing but it can often need a little updating:
      Before                                                                    After
Grandma would be so proud!

Keep an eye out for cool 1970s metal chairs.  They're
relatively inexpensive and still fairly easy to find.

Simply painting the trim transformed this
breakfast area in a very sophisticated way.

Emma Morris of Simply Cosy turned a pitiful Goodwill chest
into a darling cabinet for her son's room. Great job, Emma!

    Frankly, could many of us have seen the potential in this campaign chest?
Visit Jamie Antonioli's site for more of his amazing Before & After projects.

Do you have a piece of furniture that has grown - well - dull?
Maybe a paint treatment is all it needs to perk right up.

An 80's barrel chair received a much needed makeover with beautiful results.

  Before                                                                          After

Vintage thrift store chairs often have unusual shapes and textures.  Get creative!

             This next project had amazing results:

Beautiful update of a vintage highboy.

Take a look at this hutch makeover:

It has so much personality now, doesn't it?

It's hard to believe that these bedroom makeover photos are of the same room:
  Before                                                                      After

I adore the horizontal paneling - such a charming transformation.

Before and After photos are brief glimpses of (what can be) time consuming
projects.  My hat's off to anyone who undertakes a renovation - big or small!


  1. What great inspiration . . . I am headed out to do some yard sales today. I hope that I find a little treasure to re-do :)