Friday, June 26, 2009

Before and After

Ok,'s my disclaimer. Remember that these are "improvements on a budget." I ended up shopping my own house, seeing what I could repurpose to add a new twist to the house. (I did purchase the black and white fabric, however).
Here's a little sampling:

Kitchen sink area before:

And after:

We don't own this house and it is a temporary housing arrangement for us, so we are limited in what we can do as far as remodeling/designing. I didn't want to put any holes in the cabinets to hang the curtains, so I just sewed a strip of paper to the back of them and then stuck them up there with double sided tape. If you know me, you are not surprised by that.
I want to get a white vase (0r an ugly any-color vase that I can spray paint white) and put it in the window with some colorful flowers.

See that cute lamp?



And this plain tassel got a makeover too:

And despite some of you wishing to live vicariously through me, the refrigerator is still white! :)



  1. LOL about your refrigerator! I keep thinking I might paint mine, and decided against it!

    Lamp is cute. Good idea about paper and double-stick tape on curtians!

  2. I like what you have done, that lamp is great..I still the refrig would look great in black but since it probably came with the house you really can't...