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Thursday April 26th, 2012

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before & after: reclaimed wood dresser

I love patchwork wood projects like this dresser makeover from Jonnie Anderson, whom you may remember from her lovely studio renovation a couple years ago. The weathered wood and pastel tones give the piece a wonderfully beachy, summertime vibe. I’ve never been lucky enough to find salvaged wood in such beautiful colors, but if I…

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Thursday December 22nd, 2011

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before & after: multi-drawer media console

There’s a soft spot in my heart for all mismatched furniture pieces, be it dining sets, cabinets, seating, etc. Naturally, this multi-drawer media console by Kara Paslay ranks on that list. By building white MDF boxes to surround each individual drawer, Kara and her husband, Tim, were able to stack the drawers in whatever formation…

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Thursday October 20th, 2011

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before & after: elegant dresser redo

Furniture pieces like this dresser redo make me think there are tons of you out there who could live double lives running successful furniture design or restoration businesses. I’m still sort of amazed that Renee saw the “before” dresser above and had the vision to create the stunning two-tone piece below. I adore that dark…

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Thursday July 28th, 2011

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before & after: hutch makeover

Jesyka D’Itri Marés managed to pack two incredibly creative makeovers into her dining room, and although this hutch was featured on Centsational Girl earlier this year, we felt the pair of projects was too charming to resist. The untreated hutch was lovely to begin with, albeit a bit damaged, but Jesyka had a vision for…

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Thursday July 21st, 2011

Thursday July 7th, 2011

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before & after: painted dresser

There’s painted furniture, and then there’s painted furniture — pieces covered in handmade patterns that totally transform the original. This Ikat buffet by Kim Frazier is a great example of what handmade designs can add. I love the imperfections and the rich color palette Kim chose. Great job, Kim! — Kate Have a Before & After…

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Thursday June 9th, 2011

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Thursday June 3rd, 2010

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before & after: barb’s desk + dresser

barb’s makeovers at knack studios always have fun little unexpected details in them. this dresser, painted blue, has a decoupaged number surface that looks like its made from bingo cards or some sort of numbered paper with a great red and blue font. i’ve been moving away from decoupage in my home for the past…

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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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Thursday March 27th, 2008

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before and after: summer’s cabinet

d*s reader summer sent in this fantastic cabinet makeover. in summer’s words, “this cabinet was trash-bound…it had good lines, but really nothing else redeeming; so i filled, sanded, and lacquered the outside in black, lacquered the inside in chinese red, and upholstered the doors in a vintage japanese grass cloth wallpaper i found on ebay…

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Thursday February 28th, 2008