before and after

before & after: miriam’s dresser + jasmine’s entryway

by Grace Bonney

i’m in love this with makeover from miriam of madmim. she and her husband were getting married and trying to scrounge up furniture, so they decided to go with these two $10 pieces from a college apt sale. the “cheap laminate wood” wasn’t doing much for miriam and, as she put it, “planned on replacing them ASAP, but ASAP turned into As Soon As I-get-around-to-it, and then…IDRSMOMIT (I’d Rather Spend Money On More Important Things).” using a stencil from ed roth’s stencil 101 decor and a few coats of poly for durability, miriam created her own custom pattern that, to me, looks remarkably like inlay from afar. i love the color she chose and think it works perfectly with these pieces. miriam explained, “i wouldn’t do this to a solid wood piece of furniture, but i don’t feel any remorse for painting veneer”. and what a great paint job it was. well done, miriam!

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CLICK HERE for Jasmine’s black, white, and red makeover (and the cutest chihuahua/french bulldog puppy, peanut!) after the jump!

next up is d*s reader jasmine, who decided to remake a mission-style entry table she found in a local shop. with a black, white and red theme in mind, jasmine repainted her table with a black and white pattern and redid her entryway in bold black and white stripes. i love the pops of red (especially the chandelier) in the room- and it looks her puppy peanut approves of the new look, too. thanks for sharing, jasmine!

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