before and afterfurniture

before & after: holly’s bench + alyssa’s dresser

by Grace Bonney

d*s reader holly myers found this beat up bench at the clovis new mexico country club, a golf course her mom grew up using. it sat untouched for many years, but a move to a new home inspired holly to give it new life. after removing the warped and rotted wood, holly created a new upholstered seat and stained a piece of wood to re-attach as the back. i love the new look- and that electric blue frame. thanks for sharing, holly!

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CLICK HERE for alyssa’s colorful dresser makeover after the jump!

i love the way alyssa zuka updated her “super plain 80s childhood dresser”. these colorful circles are so bold and simple, but make such a huge difference. great work, alyssa!

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