before and after

before & after: yellow love

by Grace Bonney

today’s final before & afters (stay tuned for a new we like it wild next at 1pm!) are all about sunshine yellow. the first project belongs to michelle of three men and a lady– michelle found this dresser on craigslist and updated it with paint, new hardware (love her choice) and a lamp she repainted as well. michelle is always full of crafty projects- stay tuned for a few of hers in the d*s book next year. thanks, michelle!

*ps: click here to see andy’s first guest post of the day!

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


CLICK HERE for lauren’s yellow dresser makeover after the jump!

our second yellow makeover comes from d*s reader lauren in boston. over the past year, lauren and her friend have been refurbishing old, sad furniture that they find on curbs or craigslist. boston, being so heavily student-populated, lends itself to a wave of curbside furniture each september. lauren explains, “if you’ve never experienced 9/1 in boston… all i can say is picture u-hauls double parked on every street imaginable, and discarded furniture lining the sidewalks in piles.” taking advantage of the great student-furniture-purge of september, lauren picked up this great piece and gave it new life with bright yellow paint and a matching yellow mirror. great work, lauren!


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