before and after

before & after: storage (x 3)

by Grace Bonney

this before & after post is dedicated to three chest of drawers projects submitted by three different readers. first up is swedish reader malin. malin upgraded her son’s storage unit to be the perfect compliment for a little boy’s room. i (like i’m sure some of you will) liked the before unit in its existing condition, but seeing the after makes me smile because it seems like such a happy and appropriate piece for a little boy’s space. thanks, malin!


next up is d*s reader rita, who elevated her ikea drawers from drab to delightful with some wrapping paper. i’m always fond of gift-wrap based projects so this was a fun one for me. click here for more info on rita’s project.


last but not least is a project from eileen of mile wide press. eileen turned a beat-up vanity into two timeless night stands that are perfect for storing books and bedside odds-and-ends. eileen painted the pair a dark bronze green and lucked out when two marble slabs she had sitting around were the perfect size for the tops. great work, eileen!

[have a before & after you’d like to share on d*s? just shoot me an email with your pictures right here!]


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