Sunday, May 23, 2010

Before and After Projects

I enjoy seeing before and after pictures of projects and sharing my own.  I have posted quite a few on my blog and here are a few recent projects of mine. 

I recently received this well-loved and well-used, but very sturdy child's rocking chair from a family member.  The paint was worn and since white gets dirty easily (especially with kids), I thought I'd try something else.

I had just bought this pale chartreuse green color and wanted to try it on something.  A great, gender-neutral color for kids, I decided to use it on this chair.  I love how it turned out and decided to keep it for my daughter's room.  

Previously, she had this white wicker rocker which had seen better days.  I don't have a before shot of this one, but this is how it looks now, after a new coat of paint.  I am selling this one locally.

Another piece I am selling locally, but don't have a before shot of, is this vintage telephone gossip bench that I painted black.  It took a lot of sanding, but was well worth it in the end.  I wish I had a place for it because I would keep it!

The last one is a smaller piece which I am selling in my online shopIt started out as raw wood with a couple of spots on it.  

This shelf was screaming at me to be pink with that cute heart-shaped flower cut-out.  So pink it is!

I am constantly working on new projects, so keep checking back for more Before and After posts.


  1. You did great. I'm loving the telephone bench. That is an awesome piece.

  2. That's a lovely green on the child's rocker. I don't envy you on the sanding on the gossip bench but it looks great.