Before & Happily Ever After's......

 

 

As you can probably tell from this page title....I'm a dreamer!  I like to dream about ways to change something and make it better than it was before.  

One of my favorite quotes is by Mr. Walt Disney,

"If you can Dream it...You can Do IT!"

 This page is about dreaming and using creativity to transform the spaces we live!  For me, it's about taking something in my home, wether it's a new design for the space or just a few new simple touches to refresh a room to make it fresh and new.  I also like to reimagine furniture pieces, how to make the outdated look new and fresh with paint or new hardware.  You can take a peek at some of those pieces below and learn some of the techniques I use to DIY transformations!  

 

The transformations, even though imagined in my mind, are always a very pleasant surprise!

 

 

 

 click on the thumbnail pics to expand to a larger view...you can also click the link on the first page of each gallery to read the full blog post & Tutorial

Farmhouse Table After
Farmhouse Table After

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Farmhouse Table Before
Farmhouse Table Before

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Farmhouse Table
Farmhouse Table

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Farmhouse Table After
Farmhouse Table After

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Gray Patina Dresser~After
Gray Patina Dresser~After

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Gray Patina Dresser~Before
Gray Patina Dresser~Before

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Gray Patina Dresser
Gray Patina Dresser

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Gray Patina Dresser~After
Gray Patina Dresser~After

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White Provincial Dresser~After
White Provincial Dresser~After

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White Provincial Dresser~Before
White Provincial Dresser~Before

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White Provincial Dresser~After
White Provincial Dresser~After

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White Provincial Dresser~After
White Provincial Dresser~After

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Shabby Chic White Dresser
Shabby Chic White Dresser

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Shabby Chic Dresser~ Before
Shabby Chic Dresser~ Before

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Shabby Chic Dresser~After
Shabby Chic Dresser~After

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Shabby Chic White Dresser
Shabby Chic White Dresser

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Adelaide Dresser~After
Adelaide Dresser~After

Our MD Home puppy Chewy likes his picture too!

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Adelaide Dresser~Before
Adelaide Dresser~Before

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Adelaide Dresser
Adelaide Dresser

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Adelaide Dresser~After
Adelaide Dresser~After

Our MD Home puppy Chewy likes his picture too!

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French Country Chairs~After
French Country Chairs~After

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French Country Chairs~Before
French Country Chairs~Before

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French Country Chairs~After
French Country Chairs~After

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French Country Chairs~After
French Country Chairs~After

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Apothecary Dresser~After
Apothecary Dresser~After

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Apothecary Dresser~Before
Apothecary Dresser~Before

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Apothecary Dresser~After detail
Apothecary Dresser~After detail

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Apothecary Dresser~After
Apothecary Dresser~After

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French Country Desk~After
French Country Desk~After

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French Country Desk~Before wm
French Country Desk~Before wm

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French Country Desk~After
French Country Desk~After

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French Country Desk~After
French Country Desk~After

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French Grey Armoire Interior
French Grey Armoire Interior

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~French Gray Armoire~
~French Gray Armoire~

This after was quite an amazing transformation. A cottage bead board was added to the back panel. The interior shelf had deep groves that had to be filled and repaired before painting.

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Painting & Repairs
Painting & Repairs

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French Grey Armoire Interior
French Grey Armoire Interior

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Chateau Gray Armoire
Chateau Gray Armoire

I love this piece in Gray. It was missing some hardware which I was able to replace and still use some of it that was there. I also replaced the backing with a cottage bead board, repaired scratches and painted the hardware in a dark bronze. The gray was treated with a white wax in the corners and the whole piece was lightly distressed and clear waxed for a satin finish.

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Cottage Bead Board
Cottage Bead Board

I love the cottage bead board that I added and the drawer and storage is so awesome in this piece. The paint updates this piece along with the dark bronze hardware.

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Before Chalk Paint
Before Chalk Paint

This piece was really pretty before too but it needed a better backing and the inside wood was pretty scratched so I filled in the deeper scratches, put a cottage bead board on the back panel and chalk painted it a light grey. I used a white wax in edges to give it a break from all the grey and age it a little. The result was awesome!

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Chateau Gray Armoire
Chateau Gray Armoire

I love this piece in Gray. It was missing some hardware which I was able to replace and still use some of it that was there. I also replaced the backing with a cottage bead board, repaired scratches and painted the hardware in a dark bronze. The gray was treated with a white wax in the corners and the whole piece was lightly distressed and clear waxed for a satin finish.

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Cadberry Desk
Cadberry Desk

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Cadberry Desk Detail
Cadberry Desk Detail

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Cadberry Desk Before
Cadberry Desk Before

This desk is an Ethan Allan desk that had several scratches and finger nail polish. This top was sanded to smooth it all out before painting.

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Cadberry Desk
Cadberry Desk

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French Grey Writing Desk
French Grey Writing Desk

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French Grey Desk Before
French Grey Desk Before

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French Grey Writing Desk
French Grey Writing Desk

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