What keeps us thrift shop and flea market addicts returning to the scene
that a sow's ear really can be transformed into a silk purse? You know -
it's Before & After projects.
The Better Homes and Gardens blog recently featured several amazing
makeovers and I'm thrilled to
This chest was begging for attention and, boy, did he get it!
What was a simple bookcase is now a classy mini-secretary:
New legs, new hardware, a paint job and a little contact paper completely
transformed this nerdy little particle board cabinet:
Vintage tin trays are quickly being snatched up so if you run across a
couple, grab them:
The laminate was very damaged on this antique bed but painted and repurposed,
it makes a beautiful settee:
Vanities are so versatile and make terrific desks:
A quirky, vintage end table has a new home and a chic new look:
Love, Love, Love this cabinet:
As much as I like natural wood, the paint treatment of this vintage tea cart
is so bright and cheerful:
Is this not the cutest ottoman cover ever?!
Most thrift shops have a wide selection of miscellaneous chairs, many under $20:
Almost all of these pieces were found in a thrift shop or at a flea market.
Click here to view a few more of their inspiring transformations.
Get out there and find your sow's ear. Happy hunting!
True forgiveness is when you can say, "Thank you for that experience ." -- Oprah Winfrey