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Thursday April 19th, 2012

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before & after: upholstered trunk

We’re huge fans of Skinny La Minx — you may remember this lovely new “wildflowers” print from Grace’s post earlier this week. I love fabric, but sometimes I resist buying it because I have no idea how to use it if I’m not doing huge projects like curtains or couches. Luckily, Heather had this awesome…

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Thursday August 4th, 2011

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before & after: faux arched bookshelves

IKEA bookshelves are great because they can act as blank canvases: simple and attractive on their own but also perfect for manipulating into whatever their owner may desire. The wooden arches that Jenny Komenda built onto these shelves give this wall of books an awesome new look — it’s such a simple visual shift, but…

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Thursday June 9th, 2011

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: sanam’s bookcase

d*s reader sanam found this bookshelf sitting on a curb when she moved into her new apartment. she took it to be an ‘anonymous house-warming gift’ and decided to repaint it and throw some fun fabric in the back to match her home’s pink, white and black theme. and voila- instant facelift. [thanks, sanam!]

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