No, You’re Fabulous

July 25, 2009

I am always so delighted to receive your links and photos of the pieces you’ve transformed.  I especially appreciate when you tell me this site has in some small way inspired you.  *blush*

Here are a few revamps that some CG Readers have emailed to me or featured on their blog. 

Sarah C. was inspired by my tree branch jewelry holder to make her own decor from a tree branch for her bedroom.  With a can of orange spray paint, she used a gum tree to create a stunning focal point over her bed.  To me, this looks like something right out of Domino.  I love it. 

sarah callahan branch decor

Monica, from Monica Wants It was inspired by the little shelf in my daughter’s room. She turned a tacky gold garage sale shelf into her own classy craft display.  Can you believe the difference?  Read all about it here.

monica b and a

Karli over at Rocky Bella revamped a whole set of dining room chairs.  All of her hard work paid off – look here for the details. 

Karli’s Before:

karli before

Karli’s After:

karli after

My friend Lindsay over at Living with Lindsay was inspired by the antique paint treatment I used in my Cinderella dining chair revamp, and came up with her own brilliant transformation.  You’ll be amazed like I was.  See the full story here.

lindsay b and a

Stefanie at Artsy Momma blog redid a magazine stand with some new fun colors and my best friend, spray paint.  Doesn’t it look like something for sale at Z Gallerie?  Read the details here.

Stefanie’s Before:

artsy momma before 

Stefanie’s After:

artsy momma after (2)

Sarah A. from Belgium at Crafty Waffles blog sent me a tale of her beast to beauty chair renovation.  She was also inspired by my Cinderella chair.  Read all about her chair here

Sarah’s Before and After:

sarah before and after

Finally, take a look at these photos sent to me by designer Kyle Schuneman.  You know, the Kyle Schuneman responsible for Tyra Banks’ office, featured on every design blog in the last month, and the office I featured here

Kyle transformed a vinyl Sears & Roebuck from the 50s:

kyle chair before

Oh my, look at this chair after he finished it:

kyle after

This young designer has an amazing eye, and a bright future.  I can’t wait to follow his career. 

Enjoy these inspiring changes, and keep sending me the links !

19 Responses to “No, You’re Fabulous”

  1. Nancy says:

    Loved these before and after photos!

  2. Brenda says:

    Wow! They are all amazing! Awesome job. Everyone!!!

  3. Vanessa says:

    The office chair really caught my eyes, Simply chic!

  4. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    I think my favorites are the garage sale shelf makeover and the spray painted magazine rack. This is possibly because anything involving fabric scares me! I love Lindsay's chair, but I have not the slightest clue as to how to create slip covers. I'm still working on sewing a straight line. ;) Someday, right? :)

  5. Brenda says:

    Thank you dahling for some inspiring reads and new blog friends!

  6. chel rae says:

    Wow! Its nice to know that even I can do it with the right instructions and inspiration. How cool!

  7. Melissa Miller says:

    ~WOW! These are all incredible! :)

  8. Kristina with a K says:

    Before and afters! Always my favorite :)

  9. Monica the Bride says:

    Thanks for featuring my tacky-no-more shelf. I love it, and because of your blog, I really do feel I can do anything. :o)


  10. Gwen says:

    I love the branch over the bed!

  11. Jennifer says:

    How fun! The branch is my favorite … congrats on being such an inspiration to us all!

  12. Karli @ RockyBella says:

    Those are amazing projects, I can't believe I was lumped in with such cool B&A's. Thanks! Wow, I really would love to learn how to upholster – it looks so difficult.
    Your constantly on the inspiration frenzy! Thank u.

  13. Wagonwife Designs says:

    Always great seeing the amazing transformation.
    Poof and it is gorgeous piece. Love the before and after.

  14. Barb says:

    All just wonderful transformations.
    thanks for sharing,
    Barbara jean

  15. Jenny says:

    I just love before and after pictures!

  16. tales from an oc cottage says:

    Oh my gosh!! What fabulousness!!!!!!

    m ^..^

  17. Megan Lee says:

    Thanks for this post because it's really giving me the push to reupholster my two living room chairs. Ok, enough is enough. I'm going to do it!!

  18. anhesty says:

    these are all so wonderful! i am def inspired. i have been hunting for old chairs to fix up. no such luck yet!

  19. Sarah says:

    Hey Kate,

    Thanks for the shout out about my office chair :)

    I'm going to have to keep an eye out for a tacky shelf to transform for my craft room…

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