today’s first before & after comes from d*s reader kate pollmann. she persuaded her grandmother to part with this vintage 50s day bed and decided to give it a facelift. after surviving a hurricane (which destroyed the rest of her grandmother’s home) kate’s daybed needed a little pick-me-up, so she repainted the frame, and reupholstered the cushions. then, for an added kick, she added fabric inserts to the lattice back and sides. kate says that now it “makes me smile every day”. i love a happy ending to a makeover story.
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CLICK HERE to see amanda’s backyard makeover and erin’s bathroom upgrade after the jump!
i’m a huge fan of brooklyn artist amanda kavanaugh, and have been lucky enough to visit her gorgeous victorian home a few times. so i was thrilled to see images from her back yard makeover. amanda and her husband jimmy decided that they wanted to enjoy their backyard more fully so they decided to dig up their driveway to create a sunny side-yard. jimmy built a pergola off the front of the garage and spruced up the side garden as well. the final result is a gorgeous new outdoor space with the feeling of outdoor rooms. great work, amanda and jimmy!
last but not least, d*s reader erin mcdonald sent over this beautiful bathroom makeover. she recently turned her 70s style “horror of a bathroom” into a glamorous, vintage-inspired space. i love a good chandelier in a bathroom so this is a definite thumbs up in my book. great work, erin!