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September 12, 2014

Do Before & After Fridays really need an introduction?
Didn't think so.

Have you shopped at a Habitat For Humanity Restore lately?
That's where this cast-off light fixture was found.

Take a moment to stop by Crafty Nest for a tutorial on
how to turn a cabinet door into a charming serving tray:

Looking for a fresh idea for a window treatment?

Take a pair of white sheets, tape off stripes, spray
paint them, let them dry - viole - new drapes!

Dumpster Diving 101
This vintage swivel chair was pulled out of a dumpster, covered
in mildew.  Yuck.  The after results make me reconsider the
benefit$ of dumpster diving.

Restore a rusty old bar cart?

What an entertaining idea.

A coat of paint - such an easy fix.
Painting the interior an eye-popping pink was genius.

The adorable factor was raised on this little cabinet:

We've all seen dressers like this
one at yard sales and thrift shops:

Who knew it had such hidden personality?

A lovely sideboard that was found on Craigslist:

. . . . was converted into an elegant bathroom vanity:

A discarded masculine office chair:

. . . . was given a pretty, feminine makeover:

The kitchen of a small bungalow was given a facelift:

Beautiful results!

A brave St. Louis couple took on the challenge of
resurrecting an abandoned 100 year old property:
Before                                               After
What courage.  What vision.  What were they thinking?!

Everyone wants to make a new home 'their own'
and these owners certainly did just that:

I hope you have a restful weekend
in a home you've made your own.


  1. Amazing as always, such inspirational makeovers. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. I ♥♥♥ seeing all the favorite was the beautiful sideboard transformed into the bath vanity.
    Have a fun weekend, Jan!