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November 29, 2013

Black Friday?  Our Before & After Friday is an entire rainbow of colors!
  Before                                                                                   After

Kelly's Moonlight

SHOPPING  ALERT:  Many thrift shops, especially non-profits, also
offer Black Friday bargains.  Don't discount the potential savings! 

Usually purchased in pairs, a single end
table can often be bought for $10 or less:
Trevi Vintage Designs

Check out the insert photo to see how drab these 1960
French Provincial side tables were before their dramatic re-do:

Artsy Chicks Rule

Who knew that a colorful treasure lay beneath the dismal
green finish of this Mid-Century Modern desk?

Trevi Vintage Designs
The period-appropriate chair enhances the integrity of the desk.  Classy.

It can be hard to 'pull off' a reproduction so the owners of
this coffee table went in an entirely different direction.

Three Foot Roo
A little black paint, a few pages of printed material, some
Modge Podge: a coffee table that is as individual as its owner.

And while we're on the subject of coffee tables:

Better After
It's a sin to covet thy neighbors antique industrial loading
pallet table but I'm pretty close to sinning about right now!

The beauty, below, sat silently patient at the
thrift shop, waiting for a new owner with vision:
 It was worth the wait, wasn't it?

This Queen Anne wing back chair was transformed from drab . . . 

. . . . . to fab:
Better After

Do you have an unframed mirror that needs a little spicing up?
 Have you considered tiling it?  Yes, traditional tiling can be
messy but not if you follow this ridiculously easy tutorial:


Julie of Simple Redesign is one busy mama.  Take a look at
the antique buffet she turned into a beautiful bathroom vanity.


 Kids, I'm sorry today's post is rather brief but I've got to work off
a few Thanksgiving dinner pounds.  Think I'll skip the gym and
go straight to the thrift store!  Have a great weekend.


  1. Fabulous many ideas!
    Tammy x

  2. Replies
    1. Before & After posts are my favorite to compile and share. Hope you're having a great weekend! -- Jan

  3. I always love the before and after photos you share, Jan!

    1. Fanks ! (to quote my 2 year old grandson!) Hope you're having a great weekend. -- Jan

  4. I love that coffee table idea with the newspaper. And the bathroom vanity is fantastic.

    1. The vanity is definitely one of my all time favorites. Thanks for stopping by! -- Jan