before and after

before and after: faizura’s mirror + christine’s dresser

by Grace Bonney

it’s before & after day i wanted to kick things off with a few pieces that showcase the power of a subtle paint job. the first is from faizura of dear wednesday– she repainted this rather generic looking jewelry mirror with a coat of bright teal paint and then outlined the edges in black. i love the effect the black lining gives the piece. then, because she wanted to take it an extra step, faizura replaced the mirror with a black velvet backing and turned her mirror into a custom jewelry organizer. great work, faizura! (thanks to her sister fairuz for passing this on!)


next up is a project from the lovely christine chitnis– you may remember her lovely providence home right here, or her entry in the lena corwin pattern contest. christine transformed her dresser with a coat of dove gray paint, new knobs from anthropologie and drawer liner paper for an extra kick. great work, christine!

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