before and after

before & after: kristen’s dresser + barbara’s jewelry box

by Grace Bonney


since we’ve seen some great full-room (and home) makeovers today i thought i’d wrap up today’s do-it-yourself before & afters with some smaller makeovers: a beautiful painted dresser and a patterned jewelry box. first up is a gorgeous zig-zag dresser from kristen fountain davis. kristen found this dresser at a second-hand store and repainted it with her new favorite pattern- chevron stripes. some fun new knobs completed the look and now kristen’s second-hand score has a new home at kristen’s place. great work, kristen!

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CLICK HERE for barbara’s patterned jewelry box makeover after the jump!


today’s final before & after comes from barb in duluth, minnesota. barb found this vintage jewelry box turned cash box at an estate sale and knew it would be perfect to use as a cash box at her art fairs. not loving the exterior (or interior), barb decided to redo both the inside and outside with beautiful contrasting patterned pattern. and voila! a brand new box for barb to use at craft fairs. well done, barb!



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