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June 28, 2013

A little bird just informed me that there are only 3 days left in June.
I simply refuse to believe it. (Birds are notorious prevaricators.)

To quote Abraham Lincoln:  "Sayin' it don't make it so."  

Hmmm. . . .unfortunately, in this case Abe was wrong, the bird
was right, so let's get busy and wrap up the week with the
Fabulous Friday Before & After Show:

You know that I go all Lady Gaga over dresser projects and this
is one of my favorites.  The bead board and baskets are brilliant.

Sorry that these B&A photos are reversed but you get the idea:
When a dresser has such beautiful lines (or
curves!) it's easier to get beautiful results.

A lovely but rather dull Queen Anne desk needed a little updating
and a simple paint job did the trick.  The proof is in the pudding!(?)
Painting the drawer pulls matte silver is the detail that really tops off
the cake.  (Apparently, I'm channeling my grandmother today.)

  Before                                                                      After

Aren't these painted Dollar Tree vases darling?  The
key to the glossy look?  They're painted on the inside!

                        Before                                                           After

Art Is Beauty

So elegant in its simplicity, this cabinet was sanded and lightly
painted, a decal was applied and it's ready for service in the kitchen.

This next project involves a perky little 1960s cabinet:
  Before                                                                  After

Trevi Vintage Designs
Look at those sassy gold legs and
the turquoise door pulls.  So cute!

These next three projects that were recently featured at Apartment Therapy:

The paint treatment on this desk is great but, personally,
I would have polished the drawer pulls and left them brassy.

Apartment Therapy
You know my passion for all things Mid-Century Modern
but I have admit that the results of this makeover are wonderful.

This next transformation is quite deceiving:

A Delightful Design
Creating a curved ceiling is very difficult.  At first glance the walls look as if
they're made of cinder blocks but they're actually trimmed out in horizontal
paneling.  I really like the effect but it sort of looks like an underground
tunnel beneath the White House.

Looking for a project that can be completed in a couple of hours?

Crafty Nest
This looks like a completely different lamp just
by painting the shade and stenciling on a design.

I hope you liked today's post.  Get out there and enjoy
this last weekend in June.  See you  next month!


  1. Those are incredible makeovers. The first one is especially clever use. I don't know if I would of painted that mid-century piece as it looks perfect in the photo, but the result was still nice.

    1. Every time I see a MCM piece that has been 'updated' I sweat bullets. The beauty of MCM pieces is their profile, their silhouette. Paint treatments tend to diminish that and distract your eye from their most beautiful element. Thanks for stopping by today, Jan

  2. Jan- Those are amazing makeovers. I really am amazed at that hallway one. And those paint jobs are incredible- xo Diana

    1. Diana, you post the most positive, uplifting comments. Thanks so much for the moral support! B&As are my favorite subjects - they're so inspiring. Have a great weekend! -- Jan