Category Archives: Before and After

Updated Desk Nook

I finally got around to updating the awkward nook we have in the great room next to the stairs.  You may recall that it looked like this before: I loved my campaign desk, but my kalah blue chair would not … Continue reading

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Presto Change-O

I bought a gossip bench (aka telephone table) on Craigslist a while back.  {OK, OK… maybe it was over a year ago.} It has been sitting in the entry way by the front door with its natural wood and old … Continue reading

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Am I Crazy?

I found my newest project to makeover… It’s the gaudiest, shiniest, brassiest gold trunk you’ve ever seen.  You can literally use it as a mirror… And there are all sorts of black spots where the finish is worn off… The … Continue reading

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Living Room Progress

You may recall my living room inspiration board I posted a while back… Well, I’ve been hard at work transforming it into a more welcoming space, and while some of the elements have been incorporated, many have been changed!  We … Continue reading

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Campaign Chest Makeover

Well, this is definitely my favorite makeover EVER.  You may recall I purchased this campaign chest at my local thrift store for $25.  All the hardware was in great shape, and I knew all it would need was a good … Continue reading

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Chalkboard Closet Doors

I’ve had the time between Christmas and New Years off from work, so needless to say I’ve been up to my elbows in various DIY projects almost every day!  I’m loving it… Plus, now I have fun things to show … Continue reading

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How To: Upholster a Headboard

Inspired by many outrageously priced upholstered headboards with nailhead trim, I set out to DIY my own for our master bedroom.  The headboard ended up making a HUGE impact and was so easy and inexpensive!  Here is the inspiration… Ballard Designs wanted $607 … Continue reading

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