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November 8, 2013

Today's Fun Friday of Before & After Photos features a mix of large and
small projects.  And they all have one thing in common - fantastic results.

If you have an old chair that needs upholstering, here's some motivation:
Before                                                         After
It looks like a completely different chair, doesn't it?

Two green 'frogs' got kissed and now are princes!

The damask fabric on this timeless settee needed a velvet intervention:
Chair Loom

Keep your eyes peeled for potential:
Before                                                              After
The fireplace, below, went from traditional to sophisticated modern:

Let's face it - most basements get a bum deal:
There aren't enough "wows" in my vocabulary to describe these results.

Hallways are often lost in the shuffle
when it comes to decorating dollars:
Amazing difference, isn't it?

Today's projects just get more and more impressive:
So clean, so crisp, so modern and appealing.

One aspect of this re-do that helped was that the room has great 'bones':
My Thyme
I just can't believe that the new fireplace stones make such a difference.

Add a little porch rail, brush on a little paint . . . . .
Kristen Lopez Designs
Stunning, stupendous, spectacular - I'm running out of superlatives!

Prepare to be struck speechless -

Slim Paley
This little kitchen went from tiny to terrific.  There just aren't
enough ways to tell you how much I love mirrors in a kitchen.

This next project had two challenges - add
book shelves and incorporate the large tv:
Erin Vale Designs
Done and done!

Today's last project is definitely 'weekend-able':
Lindsay Harrison
The television is no longer an eyesore - it's presence is
actually enhanced by the beautiful shelves and decor.

Get to the home improvement store and make it a great weekend.  See you Monday!


  1. I like the hallway, you are so right they often get forgotten. I also cannot get over the transformation to the outside of that house.. So many good ideas here.

  2. All wonderful ideas. One can never have too many bookcases. I had built in bookcases in my old home and I really used them!

  3. I always look forward to the before and afters...some of them are so amazing. Thanks, Jan.
    Have a wonderful week...

  4. I LOVE these befores and afters you do. They are always fun-xo Diana

  5. I love these before and afters! A happy weekend to you!

  6. These kitchens and family rooms are wonderful! Thanks for sharing. xo

  7. These are really incredible before and afters! Thanks for sharing!

  8. the outside redo is not just paint etc, they realigned the front door.

    1. You're right. They also buried the electric lines, added a window, covered the columns, stained the privacy fence by the driveway - the list goes on and on.

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  10. I'm always intrigued by before/afters these were great to see. Thank you.

  11. I'm always intrigued by before/afters these were great to see. Thank you.

  12. How did you do the fireplace and bookshelves? Custom built or store bought shleves then mounted them?

  13. The tv above the fireplace is great! I've been needing more floor space for my grandbabes, and now I have this Great Idea!!! Thanks SO much!