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before & after: alison’s headboard

today’s final before & after comes from alison of lipstick on your teeth. she converted an old stereo console front into a gorgeous custom headboard. how did she do it? she took apart the stereo console and covered the old speaker mesh (the fabric in front of the speakers) with a joel dewberry print. then…

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Tuesday July 29th, 2008

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before and after: barb’s dresser

barb at knack studios has provided us with some fantastic (and comment-causing) before & afters this year and today’s example is no exception. perhaps it’s because i’m a sucker for patterned paper on anything, but i’m loving this made over dresser (and those fantastic gold rose knobs). click here for more work from barb.

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Thursday June 26th, 2008

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before and after: joslyn’s bar

joslyn at simply lovely sent over this fantastic before & after. her wallpaper makeover project is proof that a little wallpaper can go a long way. joslyn picked up a roll of cole and son‘s popular “woods” pattern and redid the hallway/bar area in her home- which makes for a great splash of detail in…

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Tuesday June 3rd, 2008

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before and after: marion’s table

i know tuesday is usually a guide day but i’m still working on a few for next week so i thought i’d save those for next week. this just landed in my inbox and i couldn’t resist sharing it: marion’s before & after table. i love the way she added the black detailing and gift-wrapped…

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Thursday May 1st, 2008

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before and after: sarah’s home

before and after: sarah’s home

today’s last before & after belongs to photographer and vegan cookbook superstar sarah kramer. sarah has done a number on her once-traditional home, updating it with fantastic vintage furniture and a wall full of one of my favorite all-time wallpaper prints. i hope you’ll enjoy the checking out the results of sarah’s before & after…

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Wednesday March 19th, 2008

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before and after: amber’s bookshelves

d*s reader amber blakesley turned in this great project for the d*s diy contest. though it didn’t fake the final round, i thought it was way too beautiful to go un-celebrated. using simple tools, orla kiely wallpaper and a variety of ikea billy bookcase components, amber created these gorgeous bookshelves designed to hold books, objects…

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Thursday February 21st, 2008

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before and after: gabrielle’s table

gabrielle at mintage home sent over this great table makeover project. using a found table, gabrielle created a custom table top using martha stewart wrapping paper and then flowers (cut-out) from amy butler’s scrapbook paper line. finished off with a coat of bright green paint and a brown grosgrain ribbon around the edge it’s a…

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Tuesday December 11th, 2007

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before and after: billy bookcase

d*s reader emily got crafty with her billy bookcase from ikea and i thought it would be a great project to share. emily used gift wrap from whimsy press to line the back of the shelves so that the exposed shelf backing would have character and color. lining furniture with gift wrap and wallpaper has…

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