February 11, 2011

Saved By Blue Paint

The pretty gal from Saved By Grace started her blog to post photos of her before and afters. She has some talent! I love this pretty turquoise desk! The zebra print chair is really fun too.

This unique hutch has beautiful lines and looks gorgeous in that pretty blue.

Be sure to check out the rest of her furniture makeovers {HERE}

Chandelier Chair

I'm probably not the only one who is intimidated by reupholstering a chair. It looks like a lot of work! Sommer at Designer Garden has a step by step tutorial on how she reupholstered her thrifted chair. You wouldn't ever guess this was her first time, either. She did a beautiful job. I love the fabric she chose too---little chandeliers!

February 10, 2011

hello yellow

I sort of have a crush on console tables. I LOVE them! Even though I already have three different little tables in my house I don't think I would have the will power to pass up a good, solid, beautiful console table... like this one...
Kasey at The Little Brick House scored this sturdy cabinet/console table at goodwill for $20! It definitely needed a little updating, so she chose to paint it a gorgeous, happy and bright yellow color.

so pretty. (p.s. I might come steal this when you're not looking.)

Goodwill Dresser + Pearly White Paint

Isn't this elegant chest of drawers pretty? It has curves in all the right places. Just lovely. Erika snatched it up at her local goodwill and gave it a pretty makeover with our good old friend: white paint. 

...distressed in all the right places. perfect. This was her first try at distressing and she did a great job!

February 9, 2011

beachy blue bird bench

I adore everything about this bench makeover.

 Nicole at Black Cab Designs

February 4, 2011

Bella consolle

I am still just ahhhh-mazed at these photos that Annalisa from shabbychic sent to me. 
Take a look at this: 





woooowww, right? I love everything about it. 
That chair is awesome too. 
Thanks for sharing your beautiful transformations, Annalisa!

Blue N White

Annalisa sent me photos of her hutch transformation that I am very pleased to share:

i love the shabby, beachy look! Great job Annalisa! Thanks for sharing!
She has a really cute blog you should check out! It's in italian but can easily be translated into english at the top of the page. http://shabbyloggettoripensato.splinder.com/

February 2, 2011


from a strawberries and cream scheme to 

 a very dreamy white and dill pickle combo (that's really the name of the green paint!)

fresh, light, and lovely! read more about Melissa's huge kitchen transformation on her blog called Greener Grass

January 28, 2011

Another dandy chair re-do

Brandi from Don't Disturb this Groove started to fix up this old battered chair and almost gave up on it. I'm so glad she didn't because look how it turned out! 

Pretty pretty! and Very impressive---especially since this is her first chair re-do. Good job Brandi!

a cushy for your tushy

I can't ever find anything good at thrift stores. Ever! and it's probably because gals like Alicia from thrifty and chic is snagging up all the good stuff before i even step foot in the store. Check out this cushioned chair. a little battered, but definitely a goody.

It's just perfect for her that little corner of her living room.
Someday i'll get somethin good from the thrift store. Until then, I will enjoy the fruits of other people's labors.

Chandy Eye Candy

Stacy who, by the way, is NOT JUST A HOUSEWIFE, is indeed a chandelier makeover expert. I would have looked right past this brassy old chandy, giving it no thought (then again, i AM just a housewife) Stacy got it off ebay and went right to work with her chandy-bead-necklace-making skills.

Just lovely. 
and I don't think I have envied anyone's ceiling as much as I do now.

January 26, 2011

Hutch Envy

Agatha at Audistree wasn't crazy about this  plain old hutch so she gave it a new look with some nice white paint, distressed and glazed it and added new pulls.

It looks beautiful especially against that pretty blue wall. 

from pretty and stylish to....pretty and stylish (still)

This really shouldn't be considered a before photo because I would be down right ecstatic to have my bathroom look like this. Katie at Cowbow Phraseology wasn't totally in love with her bathroom and waited very patiently to make a few changes. 

The shower curtain is so pretty and i love those shutters! 

Orange-ya glad ya found it?

Laurie from House to Your Home spotted a comfy arm chair at goodwill and got a killer deal on it! She is an interior designer so she definitely has an eye for beauty and knew the bright orange diamond patterned chair could go from this.... 

 into this pottery barn look-alike......

Nice job Laurie!

AQUA-lity dresser

This sturdy craiglist dresser had some wonderful qualities and Black Kat Design knew exactly what it needed to bring out its full potential. Look at the carved detailed drawers! So beautiful! 

and with some aqua spray paint.....
TA DA!!!....

January 25, 2011

Yard Sale Love

I love Myra's darling nightstand makeover--especially those cute turquoise knobs!

The stenciled top is so pretty! She has two fabulous blogs called the casabella project and my blessed life.

Atrocious to Awesome

This is one of my favorite kitchen remodels. Leah who has a house obsession (it's a blog too) completely demolished this awful and (disgusting) dungeon-esque kitchen and started from scratch to build her gorgeous dream kitchen. 

And after: It's unbelievable! It almost brings tears to my eyes. 

Play Some Funky Music Radio...

How cool is this radio table? 


Now... add a little lime green spray paint.... and it looks hip, bright and FUNKY! I'm loving the contrast that dark purple wall provides. I found these photo's on Design Sponge.  


Feelin' Blue

This poor hutch was feeling a little blue. After months of being left alone in the cold gloomy garage, Jaymee and Ryan from Crafty Hearts, Warm Home decided to give it the love it deserved.  

Whoa. Is this even the same hutch? It looks fantastic! and much happier now :) Nice work Jaymee and Ryan!

I can't stop STAIRing

stairs before and after

Wuuuuaaaaoow. I'm in love with this stairway makeover. Kate (the Centsational-and-very-talented-genius-Girl) tackled this huge project and shares her journey here
Mike and Melanie from the Frosted Gardner took this ordinary hutch and gave it a beautiful makeover with vintage white paint. (can you go wrong with white paint? I don't think so) They slightly distressed it and added oil rubbed bronze hardware.

Crisp white paint with subtle distressing... ahhh...

January 24, 2011

Velvet Chair Beauty

 I have an affection for velvet. It's very classy. I wouldn't go as far as George Costanza and say "I would drape myself in velvet if it were socially acceptable" but I do like it. Kate, the centsational girl turned this awful mustard colored thrift store chair ...
chair before

into this soothing, velvety, and very classy beauty. 
camel velvet chair after