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Thursday August 11th, 2011

Thursday March 12th, 2009

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before & after: mod green pod sofa

this beautiful before & after belongs to nancy of mod green pod. nancy shared her gorgeous austin home on d*s in 2007, so i was excited to see a little furniture update. nancy worked with lizzie and amanda at spruce austin to update her “junk shop” victorian sofa with mod green pod’s modern aspire print….

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Tuesday July 15th, 2008

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before & after: eileen’s chair

i am on my way over to zarin’s (i hope i see jill!) this afternoon to find some dark, charcoal grey fabric exactly like the “after” photos in this before & after. d*s reader eileen sent over this great project- she saw this chair sitting curb-side at a church rummage sale so she picked it…

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Friday June 6th, 2008

Thursday May 8th, 2008

Thursday May 1st, 2008

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before and after: jessica’s chair

before and after: jessica’s chair

designer jessica moss’ parents got this chair as a wedding gift over thirty years ago. it moved from room to room in their house until finally it became an ‘outdated reject’. jennifer decided to give it a face lift last week with some fantastic fabric from ikea (i love those patterns) and voila- instant upgrade….

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Thursday March 6th, 2008

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before and after: whitney’s couch

i’ve been sifting through all 500 entries for the d*s diy contest (yikes!) and along the way some of the incredible entries have seemed better suited for a great before and after than a diy project. this beautiful couch makeover from artist whitney gaylord is a perfect example- she made a slipcover for this previously…

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Thursday February 14th, 2008

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before and after: caroline’s chair

inspired by your before and after projects on d*s, caroline decided to buy some “junky” furniture and fabric to create her own before and after transformation. she started with a $5 goodwill chair and jessica jones’ new “leaflet” fabric and- to quote caroline- “several hours later…voila!”. i’d love to see something like this in a…

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Thursday February 7th, 2008

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before and after: chairs

d*s reader alexa sent in this fantastic chair before and after. she bought this great pair of caned chairs on craigslist in toronto for $20! she loved their dressy look but wasn’t crazy about the pink cushions so went out and bought fabric she fell in love with and had her mom recover them. i…

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Thursday January 10th, 2008

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before and after: henry road chairs

we really lucked out week with fantastic before/after submissions. in addition to the post coming up at 1 and the lovely bench at 11, paula at henry road sent in these incredible chairs she recovered in her own beautiful textile designs. the results are fantastic and make me want to reupholstery half the chairs i…

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Friday November 9th, 2007

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before and after

it’s always fun to see what people can do with their own two hands, some paint and a little fabric. d*s reader joanna had owned this chair forever (her mother-in-law found it on the side of the road in baltimore) and carried it with her to new hampshire when she and her family moved. she…

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