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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 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 September 23rd, 2010

Thursday June 10th, 2010

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 April 22nd, 2010

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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