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before & after: seating makeovers

our next before & afters are all about seating. one is from a previous before & after subject and features beautiful pleated upholstery and the other is from a d*s reader who discovered how simple, but elegant, the addition of mirrors can be to basic furniture. first up is d*s reader lori dunbar of marzipan…

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Thursday July 16th, 2009

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before & after: julie’s cabinet

this before and after comes from julie of bangs, a beard & ballyhoo (i love that blog name). julie and her fiance inherited a dilapidated linen cabinet when they moved to san francisco, but it was a horrible hodge-podge of brown, blue and red chipped paint. after sanding the heck out of it and cleaning…

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Wednesday August 27th, 2008

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before and after: paula’s studio

it’s been a while since we’ve had a full room makeover so i was thrilled to see paula prass‘ office makeover land in my inbox this week. paula is an interior designer who just licensed her first line of fabrics through michael miller- she decided to makeover her design studio in celebration of the new…

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Tuesday July 29th, 2008

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before and after: barb’s dresser

barb at knack studios has provided us with some fantastic (and comment-causing) before & afters this year and today’s example is no exception. perhaps it’s because i’m a sucker for patterned paper on anything, but i’m loving this made over dresser (and those fantastic gold rose knobs). click here for more work from barb.

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Thursday July 17th, 2008

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before and after: jim’s entryway

sometimes a few small changes can make a really big impact. i love the way jim from moderncraft updated his entryway by covering the old “craggy” brick wall with a wooden slat wall and modern house numbers. such a nice facelift. click here to visit jim online. [have a before & after you’d like to…

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before and after: olga’s dresser

talk about crafty- olga of ginger and gold took this dresser to a whole other level with this sunburst-themed makeover. olga inherited the dresser from her grandmother who was moving into a nursing home and decided to spruce things up with a coat of paint and some rather interesting detailing (made of little wooden sticks-…

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Thursday June 26th, 2008

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before and after: stephanie’s home

we’re undergoing a bit of an overhaul to our apartment right now so i’m really into seeing what other people do with a total makeover. designer stephanie hancock sent over these fun shots of her new home and i’m loving all the bright green. it’s such a fresh update to the raw space. thanks to…

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Thursday June 12th, 2008

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before and after: joslyn’s bar

joslyn at simply lovely sent over this fantastic before & after. her wallpaper makeover project is proof that a little wallpaper can go a long way. joslyn picked up a roll of cole and son‘s popular “woods” pattern and redid the hallway/bar area in her home- which makes for a great splash of detail in…

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before: courtney’s dining room makeover

courtney at nesting instincts sent over her great diy dining room makeover. her old chairs were in serious need of some love- which was administered courtesy of a coat of shiny silver paint and new fabric from amy butler. combined with new tabletop decorations, they make up courtney’s three part dining room makeover. click here,…

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Thursday April 24th, 2008

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before and after: 10 years of fun

i couldn’t resist sharing some more fantastic projects of benita larsson’s- benita entered (and was a finalist in) the d*s diy contest so i’ve been drooling over her home photos for the past month or so. these were a few of my favorite transformations of hers- all done over the last 10 years of home…

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