You’re Fabulous, February Edition
February 28, 2010
Over that past few weeks and months, some of you have sent me some really incredible makeovers. I’m way overdue in featuring these, so today I’d like to showcase some of your absolutely fabulous creations and transformations.
Jenny W. writes,
“I discovered your blog after watching a ‘Designed to Sell’ episode where they did a really neat upholstered/framed headboard that I wanted to replicate. Lo and behold, I couldn’t find instructions on the HGTV website, but instead found yours and all of your amazing projects !
I feel like I found buried treasure in all of these wonderful blogs, and now have an amazing tufted headboard hanging above our new king sized bed. I have always loved decorating my house, but in finding inspiring blogs such as yours, it’s being taken to a whole new level.
Did I mention that I painted a side table and a sofa table Heirloom White the same weekend I did the headboard?”
Check out this headboard Jenny made after following this tutorial !
More magical ‘Heirloom White’ makeovers !
“I wanted to send you a few pictures of my craft organizer inspired by you !!
Thanks for the fabulous site.”
Check out Erika’s craft station, inspired by this gift wrap organizer.
Lucy used pearlescent paint to add a little shimmer to her daughter’s vintage dressers.
She writes, “Here’s my finished product! I’m really happy about how these dressers turned out. They’re in my little girls room so I wanted the bling of the shine. The smaller one has one coat and the taller one has two. Thanks again for the inspiration!”
Judy gave this drab chair a fab fresh modern look with more ‘Heirloom White’, some gorgeous ‘Daphne’ fabric from Ballard Designs, and some nailhead trim. Love this !
Natalie sent me this stunning chair revamp – more white paint, more gorgeous fabric, more nailhead trim. J’adore !
Show some leg, girl !
Liz took some nightstands with an old paint job and freshened them with some white paint to flank her bed. Oooh la la.
Finally, Victoria completely transformed the look of her staircase just like we did by priming and painting her spindles, and by staining her upper railing, all for under $100 dollars. Talk about big bang for your buck !
“When I saw your before staircase photo I’m thinking – that is MY staircase (except my same beige carpeting surrounds the spindles – eeew!). The same one I loved when I moved into my house 15 years ago that was so lovely. But now it looks kinda . . . dated. When I saw that you had transformed your honey oak staircase, I knew I had to do that also. I summoned all my courage and took the plunge.”
Victoria cracked me up when she wrote “When I was painting the spindles (four and a half hours per coat) which were suspended from my garage ceiling all I could think was of the movie the Sixth Sense. Instead of ‘I see dead people’ it was ‘I see spindles’.”
Now that’s really funny. Yes, tedious DIY can make you feel punchy ! Spoken from experience.
Job well done Victoria !
Give it up for these talented gals and their creative efforts – well done ladies ! And while we’re at it, let’s just give it up for white paint and its transformative power.
For all of you other super savvy DIYers who’ve got something to showcase, please feel free to send me your pictures of your before and afters ! I simply never tire of a great makeover ! Do you? Nope, didn’t think so.
And please note (LOL) that there’s still time to get in on the Noteworthy Giveaway until 8 p.m. PST. :-) Enjoy your Sunday !