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October 17, 2014

Welcome to another Before & After Friday.  It's so
much fun to view the results of others' hard work.

Let's start with one of the hardest working rooms in the house:
The new sea blue wall paint is so cheerful.

Just wallpapering the wall behind the washer and dryer
made such a difference in this laundry room:

Yikes.  This home office was a chaotic mess:

Now they can get some work done.

In its before condition I can't even tell what
room of the house this is:

Oh, it's the dining room.  Nice.

This bathroom's before condition wasn't bad
at all but the after really is nicer:

The dark valance, left, makes this room look boxy:
Before                                                        After

Look what a difference these drapes make when
they're hung a foot over the window top:

This apartment went from painfully bland to beautiful:

This family room was given a much needed update:

An apartment in Warsaw, Poland, was redecorated
with several pieces from IKEA:

Rotating the dining room table accented the length of the room.

A room always looks better when you let in the light:
Before                                                                 After

I don't know if I'm on board with the dramatic two-tone
wall, right, but I definitely like the wainscoting:

Painting the cabinets gave this kitchen an updated look:
Love the chandelier!

It's almost impossible to believe that this is the same kitchen:

The bar cut this kitchen in half and made it look small:

Removing the bar completely changed
the dynamics of this kitchen:

Painting the cabinets and framing the mirror
were a quick fix for this bathroom:

A little bedroom that was tucked under the eaves: 

. . . . was turned into a darling retreat:

Painting the walls a cheerful yellow makes the molding pop:
Before                                                After

This bedroom was painfully bare:

The results of the makeover were enchanting
even before the artwork was hung:

I'm going to close today's post with a truly amazing renovation project.
A couple in Atlanta took on a 100+ year old former trolley depot and
turned it into a unique, contemporary home:

Exterior before:

Exterior after:

 Backyard before:

Backyard after:

Design Sponge
I hope that the young couple who transformed this historic
building won an award for their dedication and hard work.

Have a fun Fall weekend, friends.


  1. Amazing, some really great transformations. I love the kitchen ones particularly. Have a great weekend.

    1. Kitchen projects really interest me as we're about to tackle our own kitchen renovation. The last one - the old trolley depot - really blew me away. Hope you have a great weekend, too.

  2. Usually it's the care and attention rather than the materials used that makes such a huge difference.

    Jean x

    1. Renovations definitely take commitment, patience, and dedication. And sometimes deep pockets!

  3. Uh-oh, my office is looking like a "before" picture. Mostly from the clutter, but if and when I get it cleaned up maybe I'll also come up with a clever update!