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before and after

before & after: molly’s sofa + lisa’s dog house

by Kate Pruitt


I know we’ve featured several before & afters with textile patterns from skinny la minx, but I continue to love the many ways in which people use the fabrics to create such different results. This love seat from Molly is a great new addition to the list. The “before” image of this sofa is truly frightening — this looks like it’s been sitting on the curb for weeks in bad weather, and frankly, I’m not sure I would tackle stripping this piece. The frame shape is nice, though, and I’m amazed with the crisp, cheery new personality of this little sofa. I love the unexpected brown piping, as well. Great job, Molly! — Kate

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As someone who does a lot of online window shopping, I can safely say that, while pet needs are beginning to attract the attention of modern designers, the majority of pet accessories leave something to be desired, visually. I’m looking forward to the day when I can go to a standard pet shop and not have to walk through aisles of beige carpeted monstrosities. I’d much rather see more designs, like this little doggy nook by Lisa made out of an old side table. Thanks to the fresh white paint, the piece has not only lost some of its clunkiness, but it also provides a chic side table and hidden resting spot for her dachshund Toby. Great transformation, Lisa!

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