Posts Tagged ‘before and after’

before & after: wood paneled accent wall

15 Sep

If anyone is looking for fall home-decor inspiration, look no further than this amazing wood paneled wall by Lindsay and her husband, Drew. Using planks of beautiful alder wood and a combination of wood conditioner and a dark stain, Drew created an incredibly rich, dramatic accent wall for their bedroom. I love the combination of the tan houndstooth headboard with the warm wood, and I think I could just sit and stare at that beautiful wall all day. Wonderful job, Lindsay and Drew! — Kate

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before & after: elizabeth’s + rebecca’s mirrors

11 Nov

This window-makeover project makes me want to run to the store immediately and grab some mirrored glass spray. And we all know how I feel about fireplaces (I want one!). So it’s safe to say that I’m in love with the way Elizabeth has repurposed this ornate window into a stunning statement piece to hang over her mantle. Luckily, Elizabeth has provided full instructions on her site for how to recreate this project, including tips on how to use her three-hook hanging system, which I must say, looks lovely. Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth! — Kate

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You can’t take one step in my local garden center without bumping into something that looks identical to this metal sun piece, which is why I usually try to avoid going there. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the occasional curated collection of purely decorative objects in a garden, but they can be a bit irritating en masse. Rebecca was able to spot the beauty within this beast, and for that I applaud her. With a simple paint job and a change of face (literally), this sad sun — well maybe not sad, but definitely cross-eyed — is now a retro starburst-style mirror. Not only does it look expensive, but it’s versatile, chic and useful as well. Great work, Rebecca!


before & after: dining room + play kitchen

11 Nov

I love to see people using rooms for things other than their customary purpose. Corissa and Kris needed a place to dine, and since they have no space for a table in their kitchen, they decided to turn a spare bedroom into a dining room. For a “formal” dining room, this has a great casual style. I’ve been a little timid about painting my walls a dark color, but this is another example of how successful it can be. Great work, Corissa! — Kate

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When I was little, I was obsessed with fake food. In one of our family albums, we have a photograph of me at age three, dancing with glee behind a small shopping cart of plastic food wares. I would be lying if I said that I’d completely outgrown this childhood love, and when I saw this adorable play kitchen from Amy, I had a very strong desire to break out my old shopping cart and regress for a few hours. Click here to read more about how Amy’s parents turned this old TV table into a lovely repurposed play kitchen for their granddaughter and Amy’s daughter, Milla. Thanks for sharing this with us, Amy!