before and afterfurniturelightingproducts

before & after: sarah’s side tables + sara’s pendant lamp

by Kate Pruitt

The amazing creative adventures of Sarah + Sara! That’s what I’ve decided to label this post, and I sort of hope these two inventive ladies somehow meet up and turn this idea into a real thing. Sarah, whom you may remember from this credenza makeover we posted about a month ago, is back again with these beautiful side tables. Normally I’m a little wary of decoupage on anything larger than an ashtray or a vase, but I love her choice of color and pattern here. The aged whitewash works perfectly with the vivid print, and I would gladly snatch these up if I came across them on a shopping trip. Great work, Sarah! — Kate

Have a Before & After you’d like to share? Shoot me an email with your images right here! (Low res, under 500k per image, please.)

The second creative Sara(h) of the day is Sara Robbins, the genius behind this cheap and easy chevron pendant lamp. Sara was looking for a lighting update, and when she couldn’t find anything she liked in her price range, she decided to make her own custom shade using metallic Sharpies, a plain lampshade and the existing wiring from her old fixture. I love how crisp and smart those silver chevron stripes look! This definitely confirms the Sharpie marker as my favorite writing invention of all time. Let’s hear it for Sharpies and for Sara’s ingenious creation! You can see more of Sara’s process here on her blog. Thanks for sharing, Sara!

Suggested For You


Leave a Reply

Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, that comment on people's physical appearance, contain profanity, personal attacks, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone (commenters, subjects of posts and moderators) feels comfortable to speak. Please treat others the way you would like to be treated and be willing to take responsibility for the impact your words may have on others. Disagreement, differences of opinion and heated discussion are welcome, but comments that do not seek to have a mature and constructive dialogue will not be published. We moderate all comments with great care and do not delete any lightly. Please note that our team (writers, moderators and guests) deserve the same right to speak and respond as you do, and your comments may be responded to or disagreed with. These guidelines help us maintain a safe space and work toward our goal of connecting with and learning from each other.