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Thursday August 4th, 2011

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before & after: old door daybed + embellished cabinet

It’s always fun to see architectural details from buildings — doors, windows, banisters, hardware, etc. — creatively re-purposed as furniture. Ida’s daybed is a lovely re-interpretation of these decrepit old doors, and I love the rounded corners, trim and various decorative touches she’s added to finish off the piece. Lovely work, Ida! — Kate Time: 2–3…

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Thursday April 10th, 2008

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before and after: caroline’s chair

there are two more before and afters coming up today at 12:30 and 1 but i wanted to kick things off with this fantastic $13 makeover. designer caroline smalley of push the envelope design is a self-described thrift shop-a-holic. she found this rather in-need chair at a thrift store for $13 and after giving it…

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