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before and after

Thursday May 24th, 2012

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 January 26th, 2012

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 November 3rd, 2011

Thursday October 27th, 2011

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 30th, 2011

Thursday June 9th, 2011

Thursday May 20th, 2010

Thursday November 6th, 2008

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before and after: arielle’s sideboard desk

man do i love this before & after. not only because i love retail design (i like some of my favorite stores more than my favorite houses) but because i love to see traditional furniture used in non-traditional ways. this furniture makeover comes from arielle glade of compressed pattern studio in portland, oregon. arielle’s firm…

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