before + after: bedroom furniture 10th December, 2010 ‹ PreviousSpread the love: FacebookTwitterEmailbloglovinNext › Register for News& updates Enter your email: More Stories Carnaval On South Beach Postcards From Marfa The Glamourai Gift Guide A New Spin On Coq Au Vin ‹ PreviousSpread the love: FacebookTwitterEmailbloglovinNext › http://www.blogger.com/profile/02113273275462076740 JenmarieI don't think I will ever look at a piece of old furniture the same again! http://www.mystyleadvice.com My Style Advicevery creative! I love all the white you decorate with. I have a white kitchen. It used to be dull dark yellow, but now its so fresh and bright and clean feeling. I love it! http://www.blogger.com/profile/15849696137367112382 ChelseyDefinitely inspired! You're so creative!xo Chelseybobachi.blogspot.com LaurenBoth of these are so chic! You have great taste, and these DIYs are very inspiring!! Thanks ♥http://laurenlovestoshare.blogspot.com/ http://www.blogger.com/profile/08738540407804521635 CaliforniaCandyWow, they turned out great… Love the dramatic black and white contrast!GIVEAWAY: Patricia Field Glovettes & Chain Vest Necklace!http://californiacandy.wordpress.com/ http://fashionslap.net/ fashionslap.netI have to say I think I like the foot stool best in it's natural wood form, but I think you did a great job painting it and it does go with your decor. I love what you did to the dresser than one did need the paint to work. http://www.blogger.com/profile/17534786527575978916 SummerWow! You completely transformed those!!!I love how a new paint coat can completely change a piece of furniture.LOVE LOVE LOVE!http://www.passportsandprada.comvisit me xoxo Summer http://www.fadedoldjeans.com JeanAwesome DIY! I especially love that footstool… I need to find one of those for my pup.xoJeanhttp://www.fadedoldjeans.com http://www.blogger.com/profile/01437269300445395358 Prêt à Porter PWHAT??!!!! Your transformations are INCREDIBLE!!! I would have thought you paid a pretty penny for those things!! That step stool was one of my favorite shots from your home post. http://www.blogger.com/profile/13411551759288047846 archiveszomg, kelly. i do not have a creative bone in my body – i am truly jealous!!!! AMAZING! ansiWhen I saw your feature on Apartment Therapy, your design-oriented "open mind" is exactly what struck me as the most vital part of your taste! Thanks so much for showing these before and afters – they're going to be my inspiration for looking for the potential in items from now on. BiaaWow1 That's amazing! I especially love the beside table!! http://www.blogger.com/profile/17198211759265825774 Angel.SWow, these pieces look so good! Well done on the job! They look spanking brand new & very expensive to buy!Love your ability of creativeness, I wish I had the patience to do something like this! http://www.blogger.com/profile/12960210331592386383 Abbie♥Great finds! You did a great job pimpin' them up! I love it! http://abbiespurpleroom.blogspot.com/ http://www.lalalandvintageclothing.com jada and jonThe black and white is amazing! How creative. I love it.http://www.avintagelovestory.comhttp://www.lalalandvintageclothing.comxx http://www.blogger.com/profile/11296441207544268955 The Pantry Drawerwow those were such great finds! i never get so lucky when i check out craigslist – you did such an awesome job sprucing them up too!http://www.ThePantryDrawer.com ejbWow these are beautiful DIY creations! I am loving the shape of the dresser especially, such a great Craigslist find! This is very inspiring! http://www.theiconicblog.com The Iconic Blog.comAmazing transformations!xx http://www.blogger.com/profile/07431886068122136937 RX-SZI am speechless. I never thought something like this was possible. Amazing work! http://www.blogger.com/profile/04935167831463247736 FrutasticaOh my God. I love it!! http://www.blogger.com/profile/05476373932730521926 MishaI am amazed and now fully converted into embracing furniture without restricting it to color. Wow. Incredible job! http://www.blogger.com/profile/02408380674427670870 Style-Editionboth great DIYs. I love projects like this but at my current apartment i no longer have outdoor space for projects. where do you do big painting projects like this? https://profiles.google.com/106313426927211655632 Beny Ricardo Sadewowhat a creative girls.. i love your taste of white….Love,Beny Ricardo Sadewohttp://www.purple-snap.com/ annaabsolutely stunning!!! this is amazing and i am sooo inspired. lovelovelove black+white!xxanna t.thehautecommodity.blogspot.comthehauteshop.blogspot.com http://www.blogger.com/profile/04320292001129217425 verychiclistwow…You have great talent in decorating!Love love love!join my GIVEAWAYhttp://verychiclist.blogspot.com/ http://www.blogger.com/profile/01145255556079280278 Collette OsunaAmazing transformations….truly:) Both pieces rock!Stop by and say Hello:)NEWS EDITOR for Style Sample Magazine♥ http://www.blogger.com/profile/03342081590598209974 EmilieI wish i have your creative imagination. Can't take my eyes off the step stool!Emiliehttp://tothenext50years,blogspot.com http://www.blogger.com/profile/12303574730560969844 rahelitathis transformation is amazing!greetings from Berlin,rahelita Anonymousplease explain the whole work on the dresser including the colors infos… i have stuff that i would like to transform but i never know what kind of paint i need to buy since the last time i ve mistaken!!! http://www.blogger.com/profile/12692391820521018259 EmyGorgeous!! I am def inspired! I'm in luck because tomorrow we're going hunting:)xxEmyhttp://sweetpromises.tumblr.com http://www.blogger.com/profile/05052792977181531741 La Petite MarmosetWow, you did an incredible job! You need your own show or something!http://www.LaPetiteMarmoset.com http://www.blogger.com/profile/03256939665443222737 Alice D. Millionairebeautiful job. i love that you're enlightening folks to the ease and dramatics of DIY transformations! http://www.blogger.com/profile/05415023400998052179 duckaliciousamazeballs! =) http://openid.aol.com/tuttiehuttie20 Stephanieyou need to do some dyi tutorials!! amazing the way you transformed these two pieces!! http://www.blogger.com/profile/12728705133215382444 ManuThose makeovers were a success! I thought you'd add crystal knobs to the dresser, but it's beautiful anyways. Have a great weekend!Besos! http://www.blogger.com/profile/02527697327680327156 ValentineWow I am very impressed it looks great!!!http://valentineavoh.blogspot.com/ http://www.blogger.com/profile/16747921195231684047 Francescawow what great ideas. i love both items. what kind of paint did you use?xoxo,F$75 Giveaway on my blog just in time for X-MAS!- Click here http://www.blogger.com/profile/10003424305424367126 BrigadeiroWow, you really have such an eye for things! I never would've given those beat up pieces a 2nd glance, but you breathed new life into them so beautifully!xx http://www.blogger.com/profile/16263377842988295961 ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeRLovely, the black & white is so modern & goes with your whole apartment Great projects!XoXO-Kelli Khttp://thefashionworshiper.blogspot.com http://www.blogger.com/profile/06101346661061994656 ElisabethThat's incredible– DIY opens up so many options! When I saw your apartment pics, my initial thought was, "I could never afford that," but you prove creativity trumps affluence:) http://www.blogger.com/profile/17026077090883042234 *charaoh my..it's amazing how different it looks after painting..so modern..xoxoCharaAre you feeling lucky?Take part at my GIVEAWAY and win an amazing dress from Ourania_Kay especially designed for the giveaway!http://skinnyandflavored.blogspot.com/2010/12/giveaway-ouraniakay-dress.html http://www.blogger.com/profile/15328385852111090148 BekahThese are so fabulous! I love your eye for color-blocking! Perfection! http://www.blogger.com/profile/00003455266332555507 McmarisIt looks amazing! Great job http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy TeacupLove the black and white swatches, they look truly beautiful. I'm so glad you shared how to recycle furniture and make them look glamorous. Thanks for the creative inspirations.http://www.TheFancyTeacup.com xoxo http://www.blogger.com/profile/17958366929399604669 Baby Budget BlogLooks fab! If you did these yourself boy do you have a lot of patience! Stunning!!http://www.plentyforpennies.blogspot.com http://www.blogger.com/profile/16795653249208905552 Olya Nikol PishchevaReally cool:) http://www.blogger.com/profile/07595225865041692066 CaddyImpressive! Kelly, you've got a great eye for spotting potential! blankwow, what a transformation! i love finding old furniture and fixing it up! your dresser looks a lot like mine, love that style.–la vie en BROKE–http://jennachristine.blogspot.com/ http://www.blogger.com/profile/15129788355302682425 StellaAmazing. I'm moving in to a new place as well, and trolling the classifieds/craigslist for stuff. I also saw the apartment tour you mentioned in a previous post. Your apartment is great! http://www.blogger.com/profile/00950123284698606074 Death By ShoeThat stepping stool is too cute – I absolutely love it!! I have an old dresser lying around too and I think you may have inspired me not to throw it away -Danielle http://www.blogger.com/profile/07443992914693322959 The Village Idiotlove the pieces! the thing i love is the thrill of the hunt when finding pieces. AnonymousAmazing!!SIAMESESKYSIAMESESKYSIAMESESKY http://facebook.com/paulinedesigns Pauline DesignsLooks fabulous!! Much more elegant than the cardboard box full of books I used for my dog when he was a pup! He doesn't need one now (lab/collie mix) but I did have to get a new, higher bed so that he could still sleep under it. http://brunetteblogging.com KimI'm impressed! It looks really good, very trendy. I probably would fail terribly if I attempted to do this, I have no patience for these things Or it takes me five times as long!brunetteblogging.com http://www.garmentcare.com/blog fashionsdirtylaundryGreat lines + Paint= Inspirational http://www.blogger.com/profile/14018563090154607266 SingTwo fantastic projects, that retro dresser is amazing!http://singaturestyle.blogspot.com/ AnonymousThis is amazing !http://www.misszaza.com adenaDesignsGreat job! I'm sure the pup appreciates the step stool. One note of caution for you though, when using the step stool. I had one like that once to access the tippy top of my closet. Because it doesn't have anything on the back side to stabilize it, it's very easy to tip over if you're standing on the top step (I know because it happened to me!) But it looks great! http://theowlsarenotwhattheyseem.tumblr.com joelle van dynedang, adding to the list of things i want to hire you for: 1. purging my closet, 2. decorating my apt, 3. doing some DIY to my shabby (non)-chic furniture. these transformations are amazing! ~joelle Anonymouslooks amazing!! do you think you could tell us what paint colors you used for the furniture? AnonymousBeautiful! I hope you will consider posting a video tutorial to youtube. I would love to know more about techniques/type of paint used, etc. http://fashionstyleadvice.com MilanaWow so beautiful! Love the remakes!Milana from http://fashionstyleadvice.com http://www.blogger.com/profile/13350521363643389727 annawithloveIncredible! wow! Beautiful transformations! xxhttp://www.annawithlove.com cindylaWow, you did an amazing job with these pieces. Love it!!! http://www.blogger.com/profile/00306227955175143076 LiveLoveDressupThat's just brilliant! great job and I'm definitely inspired.-Rukmanhttp://livelovedressup.blogspot.com/ http://www.beyondbostonchic.com MartiniOh wow! I'm super inspired. I took some time last weekend to paint some frames bought at a thrift store. I'm looking for a night stand and think that I will use your two tone approach. Thanks! valerieKelly I'm curious what paint you use??? I have repainted things and I've had it chip which does not look so cute- I was not going for shabby chic!and I just want to say that I have been dreaming about that dresser since you posted the original apt therapy post and I CAN'T believe you had DIY'ed it! thought for sure you had paid quite a bit for it! I am officially inspired!! http://www.blogger.com/profile/05257885604287956397 Mary AnnI love these furniture makeovers! Brilliant! http://www.blogger.com/profile/13861566153635301534 Madame THermoso, hermoso todo!!!Muy buen ojo, y sobretodo buen gusto tenes!!!Saludos dsd Argentinahttp://buscoprecio.blogspot.com/ http://www.blogger.com/profile/00273240945488877081 Gorete SousaPERFECT!!!!love!!!http://www.ilovenystyle.blogspot.com http://www.blogger.com/profile/02650505144019376143 Anna Janei love DIY furniture restorations (as long as it doesn't involve carpentry..). i'm impressed by your two-tone paint skills! i've only done one color, but this has inspired me to use two paint colors in the future!xx seejaneworkplaylive.blogspot.com http://www.blogger.com/profile/07792651140600870577 GenevieveSo very inspired to tackle an Edwardian dresser and a Vaudville-esque mirrored room divider this weekend. Merci! http://www.blogger.com/profile/03697222740331724741 Kristen Leotsakouoh my efing God!!! you transformed two hideous pieces of furniture into two of the best i have seen!!! you are a DIY queen!!!! esp the first one i could never imagine such a thing actually having prospects of being so fantastic! i see stuff like that in the trash all the time! maybe i should take a closer look i guess… http://www.blogger.com/profile/03187973208193795986 Aviator101OMG, how perfect is that ?!It looks like you spend thousand for these pieces!I LOVE IT!!!Aviator101.blogspot.com AnonymousYou have the best DIY's! I just inherited some wood furniture that I was going to sell – Not after seeing this post! So inspiring! xo! http://www.blogger.com/profile/16675837632446937746 Caseywow i love the black and white contrast on these pieces! http://www.blogger.com/profile/13479331707160926561 ElizabethBeautiful DIYs, but I would expect nothing less Last night as I was in bed waiting for sleep, I finally got around to viewing your home tour on apartment therapy. When sleep came, I found myself visiting you and your home. I woke up very impressed with not only your decorating skills, but the warmth and hospitality that you and Greg showed me. Thank you for the lovely dream visit. exoh,Elizabeth http://thelonelywifeproject.wordpress.com/ Lonely Wife ProjectI think you're a genius! http://www.blogger.com/profile/05083314626403530531 Sarahamazing job. i would not have known that these were refurbished by you.have a great weekend. http://www.blogger.com/profile/16124971231368683719 Kyung*both look fantastic! i admire your great sense in style and an eye for interior design!-Kyung* http://www.blogger.com/profile/03600803645063472366 Sylviathese transformations are beautiful, kelly! love, love, love them! i wander, i wonder http://www.blogger.com/profile/13347099371883871348 Rachel AngevineWow–those are some amazing before & after projects! I love your apartment and have been using your photos as inspiration for decorating our bedroom, so thank you for sharing! http://www.blogger.com/profile/12859627346482245410 AnushkaWoah!!! amazing! I want to re-do all my furniture now!!http://www.styleuninterrupted.blogspot.com/ http://www.blogger.com/profile/13032949123461819866 JacGreat DIY projects. I'm always amazed at the power of paint and imagination. http://www.blogger.com/profile/01909022294109551682 My Dressy WaysFirst off, I fricken love your apartment and upon seeing the pics wanted to immediately go home, throw everything out and start over.I've tried to paint furniture myself but have never felt it to be an easy process! Is there something wrong with me? I've tried spray paint AND latex paint and don't like either. Am I just not cut out for it? Would you share your method with us? http://www.blogger.com/profile/10580036482104197758 “Vishí e Puà”This is probably my first comment here but I am a huge fan of your blog! I've seen the picts of your apartment and I must say it's sooooo inspiring! You did a great job with these pieces! MsGolightlyMs Glamourai, thoroughtly enjoying catching up on your recent posts. Your new apartment looks divine. I've recently revamped a dressing table too, but I used black flock wallpaper to cover the drawers. Really easy-peasy project and my boudoir is now complete…except I'm now eyeing up a chest of drawer to re-love!MsGolightly xoxoPS Brass reindeer/gazelle..I want one too. Can you share where you found him, but just with me!!! http://www.blogger.com/profile/04187676675669056739 Nathaliai'm feeling inspired!! :D:D:D:D:DViaggio della Farfalla The Key Item http://www.blogger.com/profile/13678937953382560659 Jody-AnnLooks amazing Kelly! I feel like doing some DIY projects myself after this post.http://jannsboutique.blogspot.com/ http://www.blogger.com/profile/15011176503031280216 Lindsey N.I love the black and white! It's so ingenious!Lindsey Soup http://www.blogger.com/profile/15107957870175968972 Ayanna MichelleThey look amazing! I love it. I'd love to have those feautured in my house!Quench Fab http://www.blogger.com/profile/07975688104693033273 Annalee PorterBEAUTIFUL transformation. Atta girl.http://annaleesecstacies.tumblr.com/ http://www.blogger.com/profile/17302876325563496343 Irene Woodcool! –very inspiring. http://www.blogger.com/profile/08972427536914668442 MaeMae Paperiebest before / after i have ever seen. brills! http://www.blogger.com/profile/18322513428478090720 naomithat dresser is simply amazing.http://finallyhatachi.blogspot.com/ http://www.susanjane.com Susan McDonaldAbsolutely fantastic examples of DIY! I love both pieces! They just looking stunning! Congratulations on such fabulous make overs! http://www.blogger.com/profile/05971529001207707535 Miyanwow, just wow. you made these pieces so chic! i love the black and white theme, and now will keep my eyes open for opportunity. thanks for posting!Miyanhttp://www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com http://www.blogger.com/profile/07535523145907072116 RenaissanceGalABSOLUTELY wonderful transformations. Been putting some projects on the back burner that I'm so eager to finish. This was just the boost I needed! Great work. http://enchantedvintageclothing.com jessicaYou are in fact a DIY genius! Props! http://www.blogger.com/profile/11945861330733823506 The little black AOmg!You make an amazing job!!!!Tell us your tips!http://www.thelittleblacka.blogspot.com http://www.blogger.com/profile/06786493457420931219 PHOTOS DE MODEExcellent blog, definitely coming back xx http://www.blogger.com/profile/17027727522123979072 Franziwow, this is amazing! i had to look twice to see that it really is the SAME dresser/bedside stool! xoxo Fhttp://itsnotjustabag.blogspot.com/2010/12/style-inspiration-2.html http://www.blogger.com/profile/07219310812710896334 Aprilyou know the finish on that dresser? it's not woodgrain. it's an old early 20th century technique to use paint – yes, paint, by hand – to simulate woodgrain. it's a gorgeous thing, and today it's next to impossible to find anyone who can do that. and now it's gone. http://www.blogger.com/profile/04833874587061441389 Lisa Griffinyou are so patient with the creative painting! i need a step like that for my little charliehttp://www.indramaticfashion.com http://chantalhughes.wordpress.com/ chantalhughesstunned by the transformation! thanks for sharing.feel free to check out my new blog:http://www.chantalhughes.wordpress.com http://www.blogger.com/profile/00193247883695939740 Larissaamazing! love your blog! you're so elegantly chic! such an inspiration!xthatgirlfromhk.blogspot.com http://www.blogger.com/profile/04350270589503594727 CarlyMy dear, where do you find the time? I am so jealous of your craftiness…..the outcome is beautiful. I am more into classic/rustic decor, but this post is beautiful and inspiring none the less…maybe I will slow down when I pass the next yard sale…..C http://katherinedinh.blogspot.com KatherineWow, love the before and after transformations! http://www.blogger.com/profile/10497176562059976699 Mish DishThere transformations truly are outstanding. Well done Kelly. Thanks for the inspiration.xo Mish http://www.blogger.com/profile/14883033830463961271 CarlyWow, what great DIY projects. I'm currently in the process of renovating my apartment on a budget and these tips are going down a treat.Thanks. http://www.dressedupdown.blogspot.com AnonymousAmazing!!! http://www.blogger.com/profile/16968755765661848009 Olive Jopia-AbarquezWow, the art work is very inspiring! I bet the owners now regret having let go of these! You have a Midas touch…everything you touch turns into a treasure!=) http://www.blogger.com/profile/17630812969476483227 Chic ‘n Cheap LivingYou are an inspiration – yes, yes to seeing the potential in great furniture! http://www.blogger.com/profile/10669715243400315724 SabrinaAmazing!! It looks so pretty!!xxhttp://jardin-de-la-mode.blogspot.com/ http://www.blogger.com/profile/01921770950613589858 minnjasoooo beautiful, love it :))))LOVEminnjahttp://minnja.blogspot.com/ http://front-of-a-postcard.tumblr.com/ CarolineHonestly, your DIY projects always turn out amazing!! I love the black and white theme. http://jaicroise.blogspot.com/ jaicroiseFantastic! Love what you the work you did with these furnitures! goneI'm so doing that to my night stand http://www.blogger.com/profile/06827081914114853230 Nikki CWOW You are SO amazing. I couldn't have ever thought to change a piece of furniture so dramatically yet so successfully. Truly inspirational.Also, your apartment looks sooo beautiful a few posts down. Like something out of a catalogue.Nikki xxhttp://pinkandolive.blogspot.com http://www.blogger.com/profile/09102820419202018332 waleHi! What type of paint do you use? did you use primer first? can you give us some tips about this?Thanks! http://www.blogger.com/profile/05386961007461558315 shauna r.hi kelly,i admire your personal style and i'm simply in love with your apartment. simply gorgeous!much lovehttp://karamelmusings.blogspot.com http://www.blogger.com/profile/05776987718457840806 TorontoVerve.:Absolutely fantastic!http://www.torontoverve.org http://www.blogger.com/profile/08195384842172832400 NadinOh My God! I envy your DIY-ing skills! really love all the outcomes! =)))http://just-point-and-shoot.blogspot.com Anonymoushi i love how your furniture was transformed into something so chic with just a coat of paint.what kind of paint did you use? http://www.monicafakhrizal.blogspot.com MonicaAMAZING,looks like a brand new thingsI really love this post<3 http://www.blogger.com/profile/00488853899360078329 Miss Oh’That is amazing! You did that all by yourself? Great idea!xOh'blogbymissoh.blogspot.com http://www.blogger.com/profile/09300549032926420753 Guendalinayou got the style babe!!love them!! you surely saved a lot of money!!i follow you!http://style-coffee.blogspot.com/ http://www.blogger.com/profile/08570455815260070848 JuanetteAwesome! Thanks for sharing, I have a dresser from Craigslist that I want to paint black with white trim and I found a door at a garage sale for three bucks that I sanded and painted red and I use that as a headboard. Most people don't like DIY but I'm a sucker for a good one! http://www.christinevieira.com/blog Christine VieiraI love this, great work! You have inspired me, thank you! http://www.blogger.com/profile/11266331876600944053 AshleyHow fabulous! You make being chic look so easy and effortless. Thanks for sharing because you've definitely inspired me to do more DIY projects. http://www.blogger.com/profile/12638557163313417091 AnhycakesI love these! Do you mind post DIY references? I have some pieces that I'd like to spruce up. http://peindrelalumiere.blogspot.com Cassandrai want those shoes! http://www.blogger.com/profile/12277161930587845217 Life’s a shoewhat a pretty bedroom…wish I had the same creativity drive as you! http://ohnoapril.tumblr.com ohnoaprilThat furniture and you included seem to have been designed by Chanel! PERFECTION http://twistedmode.com/ Michelle HerculesI love the black and white contrast! Now I know what to do with a pair of night stands I was going to sell. Cheers! http://www.blogger.com/profile/05942764320600245819 Julie KhuuYou are such a natural at interior design and decoration…the pad looks fantastic and your taste is certainly very elegant…Love the transformation- Props!xo-JulieHaute Khuuture MuseDecorI think I'm looking forward to the next rainy day! I'm going to black and white everything I own. Thanks for the inspirations Ms. Glamourai! http://www.blogger.com/profile/14050069109440666323 Pamela AlexisGorgeous! I was just looking at a furniture piece like this one on craigslist but wasn't sure how to make it look better. Love it! http://www.misshandbags.net/ Joseph Lara-cheap mens watches http://www.alexieaguildds.com/ Dentist 90048Oh wow I love your creativity. I always plan on doing DIY projects but am never sure where to start, I'm definitely using some of your ideas for inspiration. I love the B&W; blocking, totally my style. Now I want to hit up some yard sales and try to find some gems to work on! http://www.michaelsfurniture.net/ Furniture Stores Los AngelesFurniture restoration and re purposing is my passion! You did a great job with these… although I would have left the shoe rack as is… It has stunning wood work. http://www.thefashionbookstore.com/ Fashion BooksBeautiful. http://www.blogger.com/profile/18368400168260905548 the Queen City StyleHoly smokes! You do amazing work! I've just found you via a friend here in Charlotte, NC, Laura Casey… I'm now a new follower! I'm also brand new to the world of blogging. Come visit sometime, please!Regards, Whitley Adkins Hamlinhttp://www.thequeencitystyle.com Laurafantastic re-dos…very inspiring!