BEFORE & AFTER - recaping projects

For the very last post of this year I'm sharing 20 of the most dramatic Before and Afters of 2012.
Sometimes it's the color that can makes these dramatic changes but my favorite by far is when I can
transform the whole shape of a piece into something new.
Some of them are your favorites and some are mine, but be sure to take your time looking through
 these photos to notice all the unique changes that have taken place and see what is possible.
A year can seem to go by so quickly and yet if you can look back, it can amaze you
with what you have accomplished.
Our Bedside Tables
French Bath Cabinet
Turquoise Kroehler Dresser

Tsawwassen Secretary

Blue Vilas
French Blu
Elinor's new bedside tables made from a dining table
Pink Secretary Build
Graphite Book Shelf
Stubby Storage Coffee Table

Apothecary Cabinet
Nouveau Brothers

British Dresser
Ornate Eastern Nightstands

Lisa's French Writing Desk
Heather's Kitchen Server
Art Deco Cupboard
Fancy Buffet
Blue Tall Boy
Hand Painted Coco Desk

Tuscan Server
I want to say thank you for all the wonderful support from this past year, some have become loyal customers, close friends, and some have even made me their go to gal for advice.
I certainly can't do it all and can't do it with out your support!
Blogging eats up more hours each day than you might think.
Whether it is preparing a tutorial, staging photos, moving furniture, editing pictures, uploading beautiful images to every social media sites, responding to the next request for information, it all becomes worth it when someone out there reaches back to give me a helping hand.
I need to say a huge THANK YOU to those who have made financial donations
through my blog so I can continue to bring inspirational, informative, and ad free posts to you as often as I can.

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  1. You really can work some magic! I love how you add different legs to pieces.

  2. What an amazing year for you and all your amazing projects!

  3. Happy New Years to you both. Wishing you all the best in 2013.

  4. They are all fabulous because you are so darned talented!

    Happy New Year!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous work! I love looking at your before & afters! Wishing you and your family a very happy New Year! :)

  6. I narrowed it down to my three favorites, and even found one in there I must of missed. You got skills girl. Happy New Year. To George too.


  7. I found you on Miss Mustard Seeds FFF. You are amazing!! I love how you completely transformed the entire feel of each piece. I'm bowing down to you right now! Just amazing!

  8. I LOOOOOVE what you did with the "graphite book shelves"!!!! Can you please break down exactly what you did to do from two small book cases to such a beautiful piece of furniture? I am very new to repurposing/refinishing old furniture. I did try to search your site for a more in depth post on it, but couldn't find one.

    All your work is so amazing. I can't imagine ever being able to such wonderful work.
    Great job,
    Monica P

  9. You are just MAD talented. Love to follow your blog to see what amazing tricks you are up to now with furniture. You make me want to take a furniture/woodworking class to go above and beyond the paint brush. Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. I love it! Beautiful color choice. In your opinion, do you think that the primer you used would work on pre-fab or MDF-based wood?

  11. These are the best furniture makeovers I have seen.Awesome talent is evident. I love the fabulous colour blendings.