I love looking at before and after decorating pictures. It always amazes
me how just a few changes make such a drastic difference! Before and
after photos offer such great inspiration to everyone thinking about
tackling a project.
Well, I put a few before and after decorating pictures together, that I hope you enjoy. From window treatment ideas, small bathroom makeovers, to a total farmhouse renovation!
If I saw a "For Sale" sign in front of this house, I would drive on by. But this house got a transformation that is unbelievable!
I found this remodel absolutely stunning!
We have lived in the same home for 18 years! It isn't large, or fancy, but it is a wonderful, and loving home for all who enter.
There is beautiful molding around this inset window. I didn't want to hide the molding, or much of the view for this client.
A box pleat curtain was the best choice for this window treatment idea. I love box pleat curtains because they are easy to make and do not take a ton of fabric!
This is my front porch. My husband surprised me with this makeover for my birthday! It cost $150 to give our front porch a much needed update. Here are the detailed instructions on why I'm still married... no, I mean how to give your porch a cheap makeover.
If we are going to spend a million hours in this room why not make it a pleasant place? This fabulous makeover is from SandandSisal.com.
An old antique lead glass window made the perfect touch for added character in an open area. It looks great from both rooms!
In the photo below, the iron piece above the mantel did nothing to add interest or color to the room. Replacing the large iron piece with artwork was perfect!
When adding draperies, a little fabric goes a long way. Changing out the chair made a spectacular difference! The new chair's lines and curves are beautiful; a much more polished look than the previous old frumpy chair. Replacing the fabric ottoman with the rectangle wood coffee table, was a much better fit!
How fun is this small bathroom makeover? This is from Better Homes and
Gardens, and it just goes to show you how easy it is to make a huge
impact in a small space! Here is my small bathroom makeover.
This is what my kitchen looked like when I first saw it! Talk about needing to be added to the before and after decorating pictures gallery of shame! I knew this kitchen had potential. It just took a lot of faith, hope, and believing . So, the first step was deciding how to paint kitchen cabinets.
I painted the cabinets, changed the counter tops, and replaced all of the hardware! What a difference!
This was a fun project to do. The current table just wasn't substantial enough for the space. Choosing a larger piece of furniture, adding accessories, and choosing some great artwork transformed this entryway from boring to sensational!
This is one of my favorite before and after decorating pictures!
Check out this tutorial on how to make your fan blades look like old barn wood!
There isn't anything more fun than decorating a nursery. When it comes to nursery decorating ideas, I love to see understated elegance.
In these photos the focus is on the dresser. The lamp the client purchased was just too small. So, I purchased a taller lamp and chose one with an adorable pink shade.
If I was hired to only decorating kid's rooms, that would be okay! You can have so much fun coming up with imaginative and creative ideas. Below is a photo from my girls bedroom ideas page.
This little client's room needs some help.
New curtains, girl's bedding, a cheap idea for a bedding crown, re-painted nightstand, and some new wall decor gave this room a wonderful transformation.
Isn't this a great transformation? Check out the rest of the page that is all about decorating boys room ideas from a fabulous blogger!
There is nothing like spray paint to cure a multitude of problems. Re-painting this bench was just one of the side projects I did when deciding to learn all about painting a deck!
There is nothing like before and after pictures to give you inspiration! Do you have some before and after projects you would like to share? Please submit your projects. You may even be featured on this page!
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This was my Grandmother's dresser that my mom used when she was a little girl. Then my mom gave it to me, and my dad refinished it in cherry in 1979. …
Goodbye Ugly Fireplace!
We bought our home (newly built) in the late 1980's. But, I always disliked the HUGE brick fireplace in the rather small (13 x 18) family room. Visually, …
I bought this small cottage/house for a song...I can see the fishing boats come in and out and wanted it to feel "beachy and relaxed"...I ran into a dilemma …
Craft Room Before & After
I was in desperate need for a craft room in my home. I love to feel inspired and create. I was working in the "guest bedroom" all along. Last summer, …
Dining Room and Music Room Makeover!
The ceilings are 9 feet, and therefore the rooms were large enough to handle the bold color. The room was painted with “Lady Bug”, Sherwin Williams. It …
Home Makeover For A Merged Family!
I teach home staging and home redesign and this is one of the homes that I used in my PRES training course. The couple had recently merged households …
Rolling Cooler Not rated yet
Someone threw this vintage rolling cooler out at the dumpster. I snatched it up and refurbished it with lime green Rustoleum paint. Then I used Rustoleum …
Garage Sale Find! Not rated yet
I found this 80's chair at a garage sale for $4.00! I love peacocks, so I decided to stain it and reupholster it! I love seeing the outcome...it is truly …
Living Room Wood Paneling Makeover Not rated yet
I wanted to submit my living room makeover before and after photos! This was definitely a labor of love! It started because my husband and I moved …
Brass Chandelier Make Over Not rated yet
Our family room was in much need of a new ceiling fixture. I found a brassy chandeliers on Kijiji for a song. After a thorough cleaning to remove dust …
Kitchen Makeover Not rated yet
This was one of the most inexpensive projects I've ever done. For the price of paint, new knobs, a window valance (from one of those dollar stores that …
Sitting Room Makeover Not rated yet
We have a very small house. We have a small room off the living room that was basically wasted space. We fixed it up and now have a nice space for when …
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