before and after

before & after: kelly’s dresser + karen’s chair

by Grace Bonney

kelly at high street market sent over this faux bamboo dresser makeover. she found her green dresser at a thrift shop and decided to upgrade it with new white paint, hardware and a little elbow grease. the final result? a fresh, clean start. thanks for sharing, kelly!

[have a before & after you’d like to submit for the d*s book or website? just shoot me an email right here with your images! (we’re still looking for 5 more before & afters for the book)]


CLICK HERE for karen’s chair makeover after the jump!

d*s reader karen adcock bought this chair at a consignment store in her hometown of columbus, ohio for about $50. karen explained, “the stuffing was old, the fabric was stained, and some of the piping was coming off but i loved the lines of the cute chair and its small scale.” she owned it for over a year when she finally found the large-scale damask she’d been searching from (from thomas paul). after reupholstering the chair she cleaned up the frame and now has a brand new office chair from which to work. great work, karen!


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