When Michelle sent over her fab furniture makeover we had to share her mouthwatering before and after pics. Here’s her letter:
About a month ago I found your site by accident and completely fell in love with it! You’ve even inspired me to start my own blog! I could go on and on but I don’t wanna waste your precious time cuz you guys are busy little bees. I just wanted to show you a piece of eye candy that I re-designed! I bought this dresser off of craigslist.org for only $20! Then I painted it white, slapped some new hardware on it and replaced those bar looking things on the doors with glass. Isn’t it amazing what a little updating can do? Hope you love it as much as I do! -Michelle
Here’s Michelle’s hutch straight from craigslist:
And here’s the same piece after a bit of primer and paint (click here for a full furniture painting tutorial):
Isn’t that amazing? Thanks so much for sending your photos our way Michelle! What do you guys think? Didn’t she do a fantastic job? Paint never ceases to amaze us- and we love that she added those panes of glass to open everything up. It’s like a whole new piece that could easily be sold at Pottery Barn or Crate & Barrel for at least 1k. Love it, love it, love it.
We were super excited when one of our favorite clients Blayne came back for another mood board with us (she should be your favorite too- she sent after pics for both of the rooms we already did for her: her bedroom and her living room). And this time she needs a nursery! Good thing we have babies on the brain these days. Here’s her letter:
It’s official… we need a GIRL nursery! My husband has pretty much said “whatever you want,” so that makes my life easy. I’d like to see a room that’s cute, modern, bold, and both kid and adult friendly. I don’t want it to be super baby-ish or theme-y, and I don’t want to see a ton of pink. Colors I would like to see are turquoise, lime green, and orange (pink is good too, just not too much!). I don’t want to give you too much direction, because I really want to see what you come up with, but there are three bedding sets we like (this one, this one, and this one). They’re all very different, and I’m open to other suggestions as well. We’re leaning towards this crib (it comes in a number of finishes). Of course, we’re on a budget, but we have some family helping us buy the furniture so we would like to get some good quality pieces that last. As for the items already in the room, anything can stay, and anything can go (except the carpet must stay). It’s pretty much a blank slate! We have the Poang chair from Ikea that I was thinking about getting recovered. I can’t wait to see what you come up with! – Blayne
This space is primed for a major pop of vibrant and modern fun- in fact it’ll be totally unrecognizable afterwards. Here’s the plan:
And now for the mood board breakdown.
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