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Friday Five: Makeovers on my Mind

February 24, 2012

Everyone loves a good Before & After. Being an exceptionally gifted blog reader, I have seen my fair share of ‘em. But there are a few which are stuck in my brain and I can’t stop thinking about.

These are they.

This is the outside of Lauren Liess’ house in the DC suburbs. She’s done an amazing job throughout the entire house, but the outside went from zero to hero.

This is a recent reno, but I really love how AB Chao turned two back-to-back closets into this charming guest bath.  It’s both the realtor definition of charming as well as actually charming. It gives me hope for our eventual master bath re-do.

Here’s another bathroom. Before you think I’ve lost my carrera marbles, this is the Before. It just makes the After that much more rewarding. Darby couldn’t afford to get rid of the orange countertops , so she just made them work.

Cottage Living’s Anne Turner Carroll’s builder-basic kitchen got a serious upgrade with some very smart ideas. I love the two cabinet colors, the open shelving, the light fixtures and, if you look a little further, the glass pantry door.

And this just hit the interwebs yesterday, but I am seriously thinking I need to fly to Laguna Beach for a haircut at  Morrison Salon, designed by Morgan Satterfield and Laure Joliet. Bright! Earthy! Succulents! Inevitable good hair days!

All this makeover goodness should keep you busy for a little while.

But just in case you need MORE links, well you’re in luck.

I started writing for Curbly this week! A post on long throw pillows for the bed.  A clever use of upholstery webbing. And, home ec meets tech.

AAAANND, my friend Amy declared me her blogger crush o’ the week. Check out my answers to her James Lipton-esque questions.

Now I am all out of links.

I wish you the loveliest of weekends. I am hoping to bust out the paintbrush on the table from this post. What are your plans?

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Taylor permalink
    February 24, 2012 10:23 am

    I love the two-tone kitchen cabinet idea. Maybe we should paint ours’.

  2. thenestinggame permalink*
    February 24, 2012 10:24 am

    This is the one where she raised the cabinets to the ceiling and added open shelving beneath! I keep trying to persuade you/us to do this….

  3. February 24, 2012 11:11 am

    I like that you two discuss home improvement plans here on the blog. Also, thanks for coming over to my blog this week. Was lovely to have you! Aaaaand have a happy weekend. xo

  4. February 24, 2012 1:39 pm

    Well, what a pleasant little surprise to find a shout-out to Badder Homes and Gardens on your Curbly article. Thanks, lady!

  5. February 24, 2012 1:55 pm

    I LOVE that bathroom transformation! We’ve got a 70s bathroom, and we’re trying to keep true to its roots (more like return it to them after a 90s remodel) but working for today, too. This is a great example of how to do that.

    And I vote for the two-tone cabinets, too. :-)

  6. February 25, 2012 1:26 pm

    I’m just swooning over that kitchen! Loving the stainless steel, grey cabinets and subway tiles.

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