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before and after

before & after: shanna + john’s sofa + anastasia’s counter

by Grace Bonney


when it comes to colorful furniture, my answer is almost always “yes, please!”. so i was happy to see this bright yellow sofa makeover from shana and john at junk2funk. they rescued this vintage sofa with an AMAZING frame and gave it a face lift with new fabric and a bright yellow finish. great work, you two!

*stay tuned for studio choo’s “we like it wild” post tomorrow!

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today’s final before & after is all about making the most of a small space. anastasia of faiella design helped a san francisco client create a custom kitchen island/counter/storage space to utilize as much of their limited kitchen space as possible. as a small kitchen renter myself, i know how important (and practical) it is to have furniture serve as many purposes as possible, so this piece is just perfect. anastasia worked with designer jason lees to create this piece, creating more storage, counter space, a kitchen table, and versatility for the kitchen. the island has a butcher block top (so it can be used as a food prep surface) and has locking castor wheels so the piece can be turned and the side flipped up to create more space when guests are over for dinner. talk about double duty- well done! thanks to anastasia for sharing.

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