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 I also like to reimagine furniture pieces, how to make the outdated look new and fresh with paint or new hardware.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!
Our MD Home puppy Chewy likes his picture too!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.