August 21, 2010

Lookie Looooooo!

I don't know about you...but my absolute favorite thing to see when
visiting your blogs is a "before & after"! I don't have the room to paint
and house multiple projects...PLUS these "diamond in the rough" pieces
are not on the side of the road, like they are for some of you! Where I live,
someone has already slapped white paint on them and is asking $800!
So, imagine the palpitations I experienced when I happened upon
the Melanie's blog... THE FROSTED GARDNER !

Everyday is a "before & after"!


Melanie & Mike are the dynamic duo behind all this creativity!

And have the mad skills to turn this...

into THIS! {I LOVE this! I's red...but I have this deep seated
Mary Engelbriet thing!}

AND...Melanie is always on the hunt for...and finds...really cool paintings!
This one makes me GREEN with envy!

From whatever-y blah... BAM!

Horror... hallelujah!

And I get to watch it all from the comfort of my own home! ;}

They do all the work...and I just get to enjoy "after" after "after"!!! ;}
It's a way win-win situation!


  1. Me encanta, a mi particularmente me parece fantastico el cambio de color marron a blanco, divino!!!

  2. That red side board is so cool! love it and everything else. They did a great job on the black chest too. my daughter just bought a dinner table that she is in the process of repainting and that is what she is going for. I need to show her these pictures! Have a nice Sunday...Marcia

  3. hi M,

    i also love before/after posts and this collection is awesome. thanks for sharing!


  4. ~*~ I love befores and afters too! Im going to tackle my french bistro table with white and if that doesnt work out Im thinking blogging and getting such talented womens advice! Thanks for sharing your talented friends finds and transformations~*~*Rachel

  5. This post of yours is soo creative! I had so much fun reading it. Love all the makeovers, by the way!
    Have a splendid end of the summer,

  6. Incredible! So wish I had the skills, time, and space for such wonderful projects. So sorry I'm late returning your visit. I'm in the midst of a move. Thanks so much for popping by my new blog and leaving a comment. I'll look now to see if you have a follow thingy and I'll be on it!

  7. Wow! They were all impressive. I'm with you regarding befores and afters. My work schedule just doesn't allow for time to scour yard sales and GW but I love looking at the work of others.

  8. She looks like one busy gal...her makeovers really rock!!! Hop over and enter my GIVEAWAY…I think you will like it!


  9. Hi Most Sparkly! Oh, I discovered her blog the other day and I agree - it's an exciting place!! I never see pieces of furniture sitting outside by the road either!! :(
    I hope you went and told her how you were tooting her tiny horn! She'll love this!!
    Hope you've had a wonderful weekend and had lots of magic.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. That's one of my favorite things too...the before and afters. I wish I had taken more photos of my "befores" years ago when I was so busy doing that all the time. Oh well...there's always the next project and now tha I am part of BlogLand it seems the camera is always at hand!

    I love that red sideboard too..and I have always loved Mary Engelbreit's slightly zany oh-so-cute take on things. I have all the paper dolls saved for my granddaughters and felt sad when her magazine closed up shop.

    Thanks for the pictures-I will check out Melanie's blog. Diana

  11. I love the before and after post. I just don't have room or the talent to do this, I don't own a business.
    But I love that red, on the cabinet. I am slowly falling in love with red and am thinking my new house, if I ever get one, will have lots of red.

  12. Cool! I'll check them out! (I love that ocean painting, too!)

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  14. Love that blog but also love yours!

  15. I agree, Melanie and Mike are fabulous! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my windows in the guestroom...very kind! Slap some moulding up there and you'll love em! -shaunna :)

  16. "After" after "after"...that's funny! :)

    Have a wonderful day! Be sure to visit my blog for a great giveaway!

    ***Visit my blog for a GIVEAWAY and new linking party!***

  17. Hi,
    Thank you so much for your warm welcome! And I see that we have the same cup and saucer, you in pink and I have a blue one! Have a good Sunday evening,

  18. Great makeovers, hubby and I love to do this together as well. We're always on the hunt for an ugly duckling waiting to be turned into a swan!

  19. now THIS I love, but you knew i would ...
    thanks for peeking in over my way

  20. My gosh that girl has some serious talent and an amazing eye for seeing the potential in everything! Love the before and after photos, thank you so much for posting!!


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