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Thursday January 10th, 2013

Thursday September 27th, 2012

Thursday July 19th, 2012

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before & after: refinished dresser

In many ways, “makeunders” are much more difficult than makeovers. I’ve passed up many a promising chair or table simply because I cowered at the thought of all the stripping and sanding required to bring the piece back to life. I admire those determined individuals who follow through on a refinishing project, and I love…

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Thursday March 29th, 2012

Thursday December 22nd, 2011

Thursday December 8th, 2011

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before & after: pretty painted furniture part I

I know that painting or drawing on wood continues to attract controversy, but today I’m excited to share two* of the prettiest painted furniture pieces I’ve come across recently. First up is this Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired table by Jesse Dresbach, owner of the furniture-restoration shop Nine Red. We’ve featured some of Jesse’s skilled restoration work in…

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Thursday November 10th, 2011

Thursday November 3rd, 2011

Thursday October 20th, 2011

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before & after: elegant dresser redo

Furniture pieces like this dresser redo make me think there are tons of you out there who could live double lives running successful furniture design or restoration businesses. I’m still sort of amazed that Renee saw the “before” dresser above and had the vision to create the stunning two-tone piece below. I adore that dark…

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Thursday August 18th, 2011

Thursday July 21st, 2011

Thursday July 14th, 2011

Thursday May 19th, 2011

Thursday May 12th, 2011

Thursday November 11th, 2010

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thursday morning inspiration

There are some mornings when the idea of making over a room in my apartment seems like a paralyzingly difficult task. I look at my idea clippings and swatches and then just put them back down on my desk and decide to start fresh again tomorrow. But today I’m inspired to get up, pull my…

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Thursday October 7th, 2010

Thursday August 26th, 2010

Thursday July 29th, 2010

Thursday July 8th, 2010