Yippee, yippee! Yay, yay! It's another Before & After Friday!
Did I just rhyme there? I think I rhymed. Whatever.
Yard sales are great venues at which to find
occasional chairs that need an update.
A thrift shop bread box was given a European flavor:
The fabric on this 'before' sofa isn't terrible:
But it really is nicer 'after':
We've all seen similar china cabinets:
After a new coat of paint it looks so different:
This sofa was in such sad condition:
Now it's Happy! Happy! Happy!
This Mid-Century Modern chair was well worn:
Now it's ready for many more years of use.
The fabric on this sofa is so overwhelming that you
don't even notice the beautiful woodwork on the arms:
Made you look at the arms, didn't I?!
As professional as the upholstery was on
the chair before, I prefer the updated after:
When you see the after picture you're going to say, "No way!"
Painted black, it's so sophisticated now:
What's truly unbelievable is that this dresser
was purchased for $12 at a Goodwill Store.
Are you a fan of this 1950's dresser in its original state?
A paint job, faux bamboo trim and new hardware
turned the dresser into a 'new' classic:
I'm not a Modern French Provincial purist:
And that's why I love this makeover.
Check out this transformation:
I call it The Ugly Duckling Syndrome!
Who says you can't teach an old dog a new trick?
Click here for the step-by-step tutorial
on how this dresser was re-made.
A little cabinet desk needed some serious help:
I won't say that the before coffee table was boring:
But it sure is a lot more interesting now.
While we're on the subject of coffee tables:
The laminate top was removed and the base was painted:
Maybe you already have a coffee table you like but want a fresh look:
It's SO easy - tape off a harlequin pattern
and simple 'sand' with steel wool:
If you have some free time on your hands this weekend
check out local estate and yard sales in your area. You might
just find a DIY project of your own. Happy shopping!