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before and after :: coffee table turned ottoman

Saturday, March 3, 2012 15:49 2 Comments

here’s my most recent before and after project. it started off with a coffee table in awful shape, but with nice lines. yikes! lots of work needed here. i got the foam from a garage sale and cut it to the size of the table. i pained the entire table a bright golden yellow to […]

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things i want tuesday :: design*sponge at home

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 10:44 No Comments

i’m so excited! i just got the notice from grace that the design*sponge at home book will be coming out september 15th….just in time for my birthday! you can pre-order the book here, which i’ll be doing shortly! if you don’t already know, my famous yellow floors will be featured in the book!

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before & after :: tutuorial :: couch tufting

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 9:00 11 Comments

we recently got a new couch. we weren’t really in the market for a new couch, but we had some store credit that was about to expire if we didn’t use it. it was a substantial amount so we weren’t willing to let it go to waste. we had a very hard time finding something […]

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tutorial :: before & after :: antlers

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:00 7 Comments

i’m excited to share this project with you today! it’s something that i’ve been working on for quite some time. 15 minutes here, 15 minutes there….and finally, it’s finished! my antler wall…. follow along as i attempt to show you how i created this project. (i apologize for the following dark photos taken in my […]

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before & after :: planner

Friday, June 11, 2010 13:30 3 Comments

i hear the question “how did you think of that?” a lot. or, “if i only had your eye for things.” i think sometimes people get too caught up in what something looks like now instead of looking at things for what they can be. so many times, the things i get the most compliments […]

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design*sponge feature (again!!)

Saturday, April 10, 2010 21:40 1 Comment

oh, and did i mention that my thrifty finds before & after shutter project was featured on design*sponge on thursday? well, it was! how exciting! you can check it out here.

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thrifted :: before & after :: shutters turned jewelry case

Thursday, April 8, 2010 13:00 1 Comment

i’ve been very excited to share this project with you. it all started last summer with the above pair of small shutters i found at a garage sale. i knew exactly what i wanted to make with them but i wasn’t sure what that “something” might hold. at first i thought i would use it […]

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thrifted :: spool display :: before & after

Thursday, November 19, 2009 18:25 11 Comments

hold on to your seat! i’m about to reveal my all time favorite thrifty finds before & after project! i’m hoping you’re as thrilled about it as i am. this project has been in my head for the last year or so and i’m so excited that it’s finally complete! a little back-story. i started […]

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magazine rack

Thursday, August 27, 2009 19:00 No Comments

i wanted a magazine rack for our sunroom and was on the lookout for quite awhile every time we went thrifting. the problem was that all the ones i found were either brass or really ornate, curvy stuff. then, i came across this simple, clean-lined, beauty! i painted her up in a glossy white and […]

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thrifted: print | clutch

Friday, August 21, 2009 1:42 No Comments

here are some before and after photos of a print i recently bought at a flea market. i know it’s not for everyone. (one of them being my hubby.) i love the quirky boy holding the rooster all proper-like. there’s just something about him that i couldn’t walk away from. actually, after showing the hubby, […]

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