Design*Sponge

Your home for all things Design. Home Tours, DIY Project, City Guides, Shopping Guides, Before & Afters and much more

before and after

Thursday May 10th, 2012

before and after by 36

before & after: salvaged wood bar

Whoa. My jaw dropped when I saw this project in my inbox, and over the past week I’ve kept coming back to admire it and dream about a space where I could do something like this. Brooklyn-based interior designer Jen Chu and her boyfriend recently built out this reclaimed wood bar to act as a gathering…

Read More »

Thursday January 19th, 2012

Thursday January 12th, 2012

before and after by 31

before & after: dining nook diamond wall design

I’m super excited to share today’s first Before & After project for two reasons. One, I’ve been a bit preoccupied lately with three-dimensional wallpaper ideas and other sculptural wall treatments, so this fits perfectly into my current obsession. And two, I think it’s awesome that the creator of this amazing diamond wall pattern, Dana Frieling,…

Read More »

Thursday August 12th, 2010

before and after by 43

before & after: sarah’s shelving wall

i have to confess: i go absolutely cuckoo bananas for built in bookcases, or any shelving that spans an entire wall. one of my favorite games when i was little, which my friend meredith and i would play constantly, was…can you guess? library! trust me, it was cool. the game basically involved organizing my parents…

Read More »

Thursday July 1st, 2010

Thursday June 24th, 2010

Thursday June 10th, 2010

Friday August 15th, 2008

Thursday July 17th, 2008

before and after by 16

before and after: jim’s entryway

sometimes a few small changes can make a really big impact. i love the way jim from moderncraft updated his entryway by covering the old “craggy” brick wall with a wooden slat wall and modern house numbers. such a nice facelift. click here to visit jim online. [have a before & after you’d like to…

Read More »

Thursday April 24th, 2008

before and after by 14

before and after: susannah’s record cabinet

this quick-fix before & after makeover comes from d*s reader and diy contest finalist, susannah becket (her diy project instructions are coming next week). susannah explains, “i found this sad little door-less, divider-less MCM record cabinet at my favorite thrift store. i refinished the exterior, stained the interior and made doors and interior dividers using…

Read More »

Thursday March 6th, 2008

Thursday January 24th, 2008

before and after by 28

before and after: hutch makeover

d*s reader dagmara in toronto sent in this beautiful hutch makeover project for before + after thursday. last year she found a “ridiculously cute” hutch and sideboard/server on craigslist for around $125 (canadian dollars). she didn’t love the original green color so she repainted it a glossy white (using melamine) and combined the server and…

Read More »