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before & after: rachel’s table + bethany’s displays

today’s next before & after comes from bethany in alberta canada. after watching the bell jar trend online, bethany decided to try to create the look in her own home. unable to find jars in her town for a reasonable price ($450, yikes!) she decided to make her own by converting these clocks she found in a thrift store. a little paint and a few hours later, she had her own custom bell jars. well done, bethany!

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rachel of vintage songbird sent over this great transformation. rachel decided to convert a nightstand into a play kitchen for her daughter, which such sweet results. thanks for sharing, rachel!


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Green Key

What little girl – or boy for that matter – wouldn’t want to play in this little kitchen!? So sweet! Definitely check out the additional pics on Flickr – the oven, chalkboard and hanging utensils – what a fantastic gift for her daughter!


That little play kitchen is so sweet. It almost makes me wish my girls were small again….almost.


Both of these are great. That play kitchen is too adorable. How resourceful.


That little kitchen is incredible! I’m inspired to make one now for my little girl! Wow, wow, wow!

linda woods

Adorable kitchen! I can’t believe I didn’t think of it!

Cat W.

I LOVE the kitchen! Did anyone read “Little Men,” and the part where Daisy gets the little kitchen. I love it!


My heart just hit the floor. My parents bought a clock like that years ago in Copenhagen.


This is so cute! Any child would love to play with this kitchen.


Wow. I never even thought of making my own kitchen — I just bought my son one of the expensive premade ones. Very inspiring!


Love the play kitchen! much more appealing and resourceful than those hideous plastic things! Great job!


Amazing! You make everything in life better. I love the bell jars and the way that you create mini art installations all over your beautiful home!


Oh the play kitchen! I would have died for this as a little girl, storing this idea away for when I have a little one!


wow, that child has the best mom ever! I hope I can find time to be so awesome for my future little ones


the kitchen is seriously amazing – not only are kid kitchens expensive, but they’re not too easy on the eye (unless you like a lot of multicolored plastic). well done!


way too precious play kitchen! it doesn’t even look like it could have been made from that clunky nightstand. I have a similar piece of funiture, although mine has deep engravings of family initials, which I keep around for nostalgia’s sake. great makeover.


Love the bell jars! I have one of those clocks that I got for my wedding and it just wasn’t our style… so it’s been in the garage for the last 4 years… but I know what I’m going to do with it now!…


I agree with Faye, those were perfectly beautiful clocks.


those bell jar clocks were beautiful! what an appalling thing to do to them, as did Faye’s , my heart hit the floor.

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