before & after: yellow love

i’ve got a serious soft spot for yellow. every time i bring yellow flowers or accessories in the house i find myself thinking, “why don’t i do a yellow-themed room?” but i somehow never get around to it. but these before & after projects have me thinking yellow again. first up- french reader jessy‘s yellow side table makeover. i love the way she used the yellow selectively and and used it to play off the warmth of the wood. so lovely. thanks for sharing jessy!

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CLICK HERE for karen’s sunshine yellow stool makeover after the jump!

next up- karen who just shared a great table with us! she updated this cute little stool with a coat of yellow paint and now it really comes to life. ah, the power of yellow. thanks, karen!


  1. Great table! Wonderful choice of color and gorgeous hardware/knobs. I’m really loving yellow lately… I have a few great before and after’s that I would like to submit to D*S, I just have to shoot some classy photos :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Camila says:

    Wow great job Jessie! I love the high-gloss on the table and the knobs really help pull it all together!

  3. so into yellow right now. awesome.

  4. Paulette says:

    Grace-I feel the same way every time I see yellow–just want to bathe in it, just not enough to actually go to the store and buy everything I need to paint a wall or two :-)

  5. honey living says:

    this looks so great! i love the choice to leave the drawers the wood tone. totally mod and fab looking. thanks for sharing!

  6. Jess W. says:

    I love the little side table. I’m curious as to what kind of paint she used/how she finished up. I’m repainting a desk and really want to get that sort of shiny/laquer looking finish as well. It looks so great!

  7. Chelsea says:

    I have a yellow bedroom and I love it. I was nervous at first because I’d always heard that you should do your bedroom in cool colors, but I couldn’t resist, I love yellow too much!

  8. that yellow table is SO cute. i love that she kept the hardware in its original state, and didn’t paint it! great work, jessy :)

  9. robin says:

    so cute! i have a similar little nook table that is in great condition and i love it…. but now i can’t help but imagine it with such a gorgeous paint job… hmmmm

  10. Jennifer says:

    Wow those are both great!! So cute!

  11. Vicky says:

    Just precious! That yellow is just lovely and unexpected! genius.

  12. Katy says:

    I’ve been decorating my apartment living room in a black, yellow, silver, and white theme, and I’ve been painting some of my furniture yellow too! I love yellow! I’m inheriting two old garden furniture metal sidetables from my grandma soon that are similar to that stool, and now I”m inspired to paint them yellow as well!

  13. K-Line says:

    The table with drawers is awesome! It’s completely transformed by the refurbishment.

  14. siescierto says:

    Whoa! I have yellow envy. That is a great transformation, I wouldn’t have looked twice at it in its original state.

  15. jen says:

    that side table is fantastic! those knobs really make it pop!

  16. Jesse Lu says:

    I am in love with that side table… Makes me inspired to refinish my own bedside tables. :)

  17. Laurel J says:

    I have hardware envy! Those little knobs are so friggin’ cute I about wet m’self.

  18. viola says:

    I liked the yellow sidetable. A bit disappointed you didn’t leave the front colmns alone.They were nice in their original state.

  19. lisa says:

    i love the blue chair… compliments the yellow well.

  20. I would like the yellow table more if it looked like the first picture, which was more of a CHARTREUSE.

  21. Sarah K says:

    How do you get the paint to look lacquered like that? The sheen is great.


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