before and after

before & after: barb’s cupboard door art

by Grace Bonney

today’s final before & after comes from barb mcmahon of happy simple and stratford daily photo. when barb and her husband moved into their current apartment they found some seriously nasty built-in cupboards in what would become their dining room. the cupboards were blocking too much light in the room, so barb and her husband had them removed. while most of the scrap wood from the cupboards was far from reusable, the doors were in decent shape. so barb decided to put two of the doors together and use it as a wooden canvas for a painting! with her artwork complete, barb hung her upcycled artwork above the sofa and now her once-grungy cabinets are cool modern artwork. great work, barb! this definitely makes me think twice about the scrap wood i see on curbs every weekend….

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