before and after

before & after: mcgill dining room + vicki’s outdoor table

by Grace Bonney

normally before & afters on d*s are dedicated to regular folks like you and me, but it’s fun to see what a pro would do every once in a while. so i couldn’t resist sharing this seriously amazing dining room makeover from mcgill design group in toronto. james from mcgill sent over this room transformation that makes use of added wall and ceiling molding, along with a gorgeous dark blue/black ceiling. it’s hard to see the high ceilings in the first image, but even without that height to compare, it is one heck of a new and improved room. it makes me want to start painting my ceilings all sorts of different colors. thanks so much for james for sending this by- click here to check out more of mcgill’s work online.

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CLICK HERE for vicki’s backyard table makeover after the jump!

last but not least, our final makeover for the day comes from vicki karlan. vicki salvaged this folding table and chairs from a junk pile she saw on the curb. after stripping the paint, she had the chairs sandblasted to remove the rust and powder coated them (with the help of tortoise industries in LA) for a whole new look. a cute grey and white house print from f&s fabrics was used to cover the table top and chair pads. now they’re perfect for a spring garden party. great work, vicki!

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