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Before & After: A Kitschy Midcentury Fireplace Goes From Shabby to Chic

Although in design parlance, the term “midcentury” oftentimes connotes thoughtfully designed Modernist homes and furniture, the fact of the matter is that there was a ton of really ugly stuff in the mid-twentieth century, too. From cheaply assembled suburban homes to gaudy urban bachelor pads, the era of modern construction contains a few things that “Modernism”…

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Thursday January 9th, 2014

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Before & After: Gold Leaf Chair Upgrade

I love gold leaf because it creates a surface that has texture and dimension you just can’t get any other way. When I spotted this vintage chair in the corner of my local thrift store I knew immediately that its crescent-shape back was the perfect spot for a little goal-leaf embellishment! Even though the finish…

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Thursday December 5th, 2013

Thursday November 21st, 2013

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Before & After: Wooden Trunk Make-Under

The idea of painting older (no matter what the quality) used to be something almost everyone loved here. Comments would pile in for vintage dressers that went from brown to bright coral and then there were the in-between years where the balance between “How could you?” and “That’s fantastic!” was pretty even. But these days…

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Thursday November 14th, 2013

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Thursday October 31st, 2013

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Before & After: Sherry’s Dining Room

Today’s before & after comes from Sherry Quam Taylor. Her home was built in 1903 and after demolishing and gutting the entire first floor, she and her husband felt like they finally had a space that felt like their own. In addition to new Tudor archways and crown moulding, Sherry and her husband made over…

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Thursday October 24th, 2013