Before and After

A Decorative Fireplace Mantel with Old Shutters

A few weeks ago, my readers left several great ideas for my WWYD Wednesday post about old shutters. I’d like to share a couple of photos sent to me from reader Julieanne. She says, “I found the old mantle at an auction for $70 and added the shutters and glass handles! Absolutely love the finished result!” Me too Julieanne! Check out this before and after, everyone. Before: After: I love it Julieanne! I think a fake fireplace adds a lot to a room. I have one too, but yours is fabulous! Do you hide anything behind the shutters? I like […]

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Transformation Tuesday – Furniture from…a Box Spring?

Sometimes, the creativity of my readers just amazes me. I received an e-mail from Linn at The Home Project last week with a photo of the new furniture she and her husband made from an old box spring. My husband would likely use the wood for firewood, or toss the whole thing on the brush pile. But not Linn! You’ll have to hop over to her blog to see the full post, but here’s a teaser for you from her photos. This has to be one of my favorite Transformation Tuesday ideas. Linn shows their full tutorial of how they […]

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Transformation Tuesday – Pallet Benches Part 2

I finally had some dry days to get the deck re-stained and the new benches coated for the first time. I love how it turned out! In case you missed the first post, the benches are made from pallets and my only investment was in the bench pads from Walmart (only $20 online, and much more in the store). The pads were exactly the width of the pallets, and just the right depth for the way the seats worked out with the pallets.  I originally purchased pads for the back rest too, but then changed my mind when I decided […]

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Transformation Tuesday…Continued: Repurposed Farm Pantry

I’ve featured projects from Deborah Jean’s Dandelion House before, and she just doesn’t disappoint with inspiration! A little while ago, I got some reader mail from Deb and I can’t wait to show you. She reorganized her kitchen pantry in a big way with repurposing.  Without further ado…more Transformation Tuesday fun–on Wednesday! Isn’t that fabulous?! I love the red! You’ll have to check out the blog for Deb’s complete makeover, including the chalk labels on vintage jars, the wire baskets, the terrific cabinet makeover and more. I love that Deb reclaimed the cabinet from the living room and turned it […]

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Transformation Tuesday – Decoupage Metal Tray

I’ve abandoned my  poor readers too often lately! Travel and to-Do list have made me set aside the blog for a few weeks. Again. But I’m ready to get back in groove and chat with my reader friends again. It’s been forever since we had a Transformation Tuesday post, so this week, I’ll be featuring a couple of posts in a row featuring projects from reader mail. This Transformation Tuesday project comes from Linn at The Home Project. Sometimes, the simplest transformations are the best! She took this sort of tacky tray (my apologies to the state of New Mexico […]

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Fireplace Makeover – Before and After

I missed Transformation Tuesday this week, so I thought I’d share on Friday. Yeah. Makes sense to me. Although Transformation Friday just doesn’t have the same ring. I saw this before and after fireplace makeover online and had to share it with you. The Yellow Cape Cody by Sarah Macklem Interiors shows how easy it is to take a dated red brick fireplace and give it a facelift for only the cost of paint mixed with water!  I love the whitewashed look. Before Photo from The Yellow Cape Cod After Photo from The Yellow Cape Cod Be sure to check […]

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Transformation Tuesday

I promised you part two of the features from blogger Aubre from Ohio. Did you have a chance to check out The Rice’s World? Here are a few more of Aubre’s transformations. She took these cardboard boxes…  …and turned them into this play kitchen center.  These plastic milk jugs became a clever costume.  Aubre refinished this table with a coat of paint. And, I like how she gave it a distressed look by letting some of the black show. We T2T’ers think alike! We take something old and make it look different, yet still distressed. LOL  This Americana flag became […]

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Transformation Tuesday

Aubre, from Ohio, sent me some photos of her latest transformations. She’s been busy turning trash to treasure! I’ll feature some of her ideas this week and then watch for part two later this month. Plus, check out her blog, The Rice’s World for more ideas. This bird bath would certainly add color to a garden!  Aubre took a bunch of windows and transformed them into art.  Doesn’t she have fun colorful taste?  This one is my favorite! This dollhouse got a major upgrade. Thanks for sharing Aubre! Be sure to grab my “I was featureed” button on the side. […]

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Transformation Tuesday – Modern, Monogram Dresser

T2T Reader Leslie from Sweet, Sweet Simplicity shared a transformation project with me recently. She took this plain dresser… She notched out the fronts to match an idea she’d seen on Anthropologie… …and turned it into this: I love it Leslie! It’s a perfect for Transformation Tuesday. Check out the full post with Leslie’s step-by-step process at Sweet Sweet Simplicity. Michelle Trash to Treasure Decorating View the full post at http://www.trashtotreasuredecorating.com

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Transformation Tuesday – Kitchen Cart Makeover

Whew, it’s good to be back! I ended up taking a lot of December and the entire holiday season off from T2T blogging because I just couldn’t keep up with everything. I missed the blog and my readers, but sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do. I know, I just made the grammar police reach for their ticket books with that “gotta” stuff. Let’s get back int he T2T groove with a brand new Transformation Tuesday project. Linn and her husband, from The Home Project, have been transforming their kitchen and she wanted to share one of their […]

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