Red eat in kitchen area before…
Dramatic blog post title?! Well, that’s what it is. A dramatic tale of a tragic entry turned sensational!
The Blog: Tragic Sensation
The Project: Painting front door chartreuse!
It IS dramatic. In an awesome way.
I am in love with these doors. The chartreuse was a bold choice but it definitely makes a stunning statement….
because the doors before
were really quiet and said hi. Now they welcome you with a smile and a “Hello!”
More pictures and steps at Tragic Sensation. I love the wreaths too. And the fleur de lis. Talk about a grand entrance! :)
This gorgeous piece…
was once this…
Before…blank slate after a little demo!
Stunning, comfortable, beautiful after…
photo credit: Melissa Young Photo
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Before with a pretty print above the bench:
Here is the table and chairs before:
The rough side of VELCRO ® brand fastener is made of hundreds of tiny flexible HOOKS.
I love working with him. He’s full of stories. This is as retold by me and some of the facts/etc. may not be accurate:
Mr: “Did you know Velcro was invented for use by NASA?”
Mr: “The U.S. couldn’t figure out how to get a pen to write in space because of the gravity.” (Insert about 20 minutes of talk about gravity, etc. and the ink not working because of gravity and how much money was spent to solve this problem.)
Me: Eyes glazing over, thinking about paint colors and a new coat, my DIY nails. Dog dancing at my feet.
Mr continues: “So when we finally talk to Russia about the race to the moon, etc. we ask, how did you solve the issue with getting a pen to work? Russia replies (in Mr. DIY’s best Russian accent): We used a pencil.”
Me: “What that does that have to do with Velcro?”
Mr: “Nothing. It was just a more interesting story. And actually the man who invented Velcro got the idea after going for a walk and having burrs (Mr. DIY calls them hitchhikers) stuck to the fabric of his pant legs.”
Always plenty of talk to keep me interested. How could you not enjoy working with him? :)
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A “free” dresser before:
becomes a beautiful piece of furniture after…
I love her “Fancy Pants” high boy dresser makeover. What a great color!
The closet now:
Paint-a-holics?! We’re friends already. Do you think they have room for more friends in more cities? I have a feeling they don’t mind.
Creative, talented DIY’ers. You’ll want to check out everything!
Here is just a sneak peek. Carrie took these materials…
And created this beautiful DIY Ballard Inspired Bench
I‘m headed to Pittsburgh for a fun filled time with these two favorite beautiful girls today…
We’re shopping for this one’s birthday…
My babies are both officially adults. We are so proud of them.
#4 DIY Fall Festival – Thanksgiving
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This was the living room before:
Dining room now. Don’t you love those numbered slipcovers? It does not look like the same room!
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