What organizes your papers and is about the size of a breadbox? How about a breadbox turned organizer, that’s what! Lucy of Lucy Designs modified this ordinary breadbox with a few decorative shelf supports and a cute knob. Ingenious! I would have never thunk of that one.
But that’s not all! She added her creative touch to what used to be a plain old bookcase too. (Secret: this is not the actual before bookcase. The picture has been misplaced. The actual before was even plainer, basically a rectangle). She added the moulding at the top and bottom, nail head tacks and balusters!
(Another secret: I just learned the difference between ‘baluster’ and ‘balustrade.’ According to about.com, “A balustrade is a row of repeating balusters – small posts that support the upper rail of a railing.” Feel free to use this tidbit of knowledge to impress your friends!)
Holy smokes, there’s more! Lucy attacked this old and damaged chest with her signature artistic flair and gave it personality and then some. Check out more of her work at Lucy Designs. Great work Lucy!
Hi! I'm Lindsey, and this site is inspired by you! This is a showcase of my favorite part of any design project or makeover: The before and afters! It's always better after! I love seeing transformations of thrift store treasures or overlooked items into beautiful and functional design and decor. I'm endlessly inspired by what people can conceive and create. Do you have any before and afters to submit? Please share! BetterAfter@live.com