before and after

before & after: marianne’s suitcase + hayley’s fan

by Grace Bonney

last but not least, we’re wrapping up today’s before & after selections with gorgeous suitcase and fan makeovers (stay tuned for a new we like it wild at 1pm!). first is marianne from the netherlands and her lovely suitcase transformation. her old suitcase was given new life as a wintery white bedside table. so beautiful. well done, marianne!

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CLICK HERE for hayley’s fan makeover after the jump!

today’s final before & after belongs to hayley and eric of the gardiner’s dirt. they updated their great vintage westinghouse fan with a new coat of green paint and a good cleaning. it’s a subtle change, but one that makes an older fan feel new again. great job, guys!

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  • The before suitcase had so much more personality. I know that it “works” now for the room, but I like the original much better. The fan worked out well though.

  • Oh, a perfectly good old suitcase ruined for a fad that will turn around before the white paint starts to crack, ie: any minute now.

  • that poor, beautiful suitcase SHUT DOWN with a thick coat of boring old-ipod-wannabe paint. stop covering things in paint, people!!

  • i also enjoyed the before suitcase. as a suitcase. but she’s using it as a table. it is no less a prop painted, as unpainted. and suitcases as tables are totally a fad, no matter their color. and sometimes fads, good or bad (e.g. ugg boots) last a long time.

  • I just wanted to know what kind of paint marianne songbird used to paint her suitcase white. If you could tell me how she did it that would be great too. Thanks. Sincerely Michelle

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