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Thursday May 31st, 2012

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before & after: bar cart redo

Sometimes the simplest projects are my favorites, especially when they provide dramatic results. I’m such a wimp when it comes to sanding; I just don’t want to put in the time to do it, and I know I end up passing on a lot of potentially great pieces because of it. It’s nice to see…

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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 March 29th, 2012

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 April 21st, 2011

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before & after: table redo + media shelf

I’ve attempted to age furniture before but never achieved the results Amanda did with this table. The piece had potential, with its interesting shape, long legs and oval top, but Amanda’s restrained paint job and new knobs gave the table a new charm and elegance. Great work, Amanda! — Kate Time: Two days (spread out over…

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Thursday April 7th, 2011

Thursday March 31st, 2011

Thursday March 24th, 2011

Thursday March 3rd, 2011

Thursday February 17th, 2011

Thursday February 10th, 2011

Thursday January 27th, 2011

Thursday January 13th, 2011

Thursday January 6th, 2011

Thursday November 18th, 2010

Thursday October 28th, 2010

Thursday October 21st, 2010

Thursday September 30th, 2010