Changing Table (Not what you’re thinking!)

Changing Table (Not what you’re thinking!)

Well, I’m still in recovery mode from my week at the Haven Conference and the Habitat for Humanity home, which I can’t wait to share with you! First I need to sift through about 999 photos, while making sure my kids are fed and off to school on time, and get the courage to face my majorly backlogged email inbox, so sit tight!  I’m hoping to share the big reveal sometime later this week. Key word: hoping.

But today please enjoy this dining set makeover from Julie, who fell in love with it when she found it on Craigslist. Well, not love exactly, more like “We’re meant to be together! I can change him! Don’t tell me what to do!”   Luckily, this story ended happily, because she did change it, into the elegant and classy set you see today.

Beauty shot.  Can you believe the painted pieces of this set were originally white back in the day? It’s true! Go back and look at the before if you don’t believe me, then check out Julie’s blog Julie the DIYer, because you still won’t believe me. 

The Ugly Lamp Contest is coming soon!  Send your original picture to betterafter(at),
subject line ‘Ugly Lamp’ by August 10th to enter!  More info

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  1. August 6, 2013 / 3:55 PM

    Gorgeous transformation!!!
    Welcome back from the Haven conference! I’d love to go someday and meet you. 🙂

  2. August 6, 2013 / 3:58 PM

    Çok beğendim.
    çok güzel bir çalışma olmuş.

  3. August 6, 2013 / 3:58 PM

    Çok beğendim.
    çok güzel bir çalışma olmuş.

  4. August 6, 2013 / 5:53 PM

    GREAT use of taking something older and that you already have and making it new and updated! Perfectly executed 🙂

  5. August 6, 2013 / 10:19 PM

    Lindsey thank you SO much for the feature! I feel very honored and as a newbie blogger I’m so excited I could bust!!

  6. Beth Leasure-Hudson
    August 7, 2013 / 10:18 AM

    Wow, how timely! I am about to start refinishing this EXACT SAME SET, also purchased on craigslist. I’m going to use a different technique – Annie Sloan and gilt. It is wonderful to see these after shots as a vision to keep at it. There is a lot of surface area of work ahead! Thank you for sharing.

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