Before and Afters – Fall Sale 2011

So today is the big day once again!  We’ll be loading up the truck and heading down to set up the display area for the sale.  And it’s raining.  It hasn’t rained in weeks.  Figures, doesn’t it?  Well, I best get my rain boots on and my chin up because there’s nothing I can do about it.

I know I’ve shared a few pieces with you, but I thought I’d do a quick post today and share some quick “before” and “after” shots with you.  I will share a few of these projects with you in detail, with tutorials, in the weeks to come.  Keep in mind while looking through these that this isn’t even everything I have :-)

By the way, would anyone be interested in doing a guest post next week?  I’m taking the week off (can’t imagine why).  I have 2 people lined up already and would like 2 more, if possible.  If you’re interested, please email me at

Have a fantastic Thursday!  Thank you for fantastic support!  Enjoy . . .

Corner cabinet “Before”:

“After” (lined with vintage sheet music):

Vintage children’s chairs “Before” (they were in really rough shape!):

 Antique desk “Before” (I have 3 desks for sale):


Antique chair “Before”: 


Antique side table “Before”


Antique side table “Before”:

“After” (Louis Blue with Silver hand painted details):

Double decker antique table with great legs “Before”:

Antique secretary “Before”:

“After” (painted in sophisticated Annie Sloan Paris Grey with hand rubbed silver knobs):

Antique side table “Before”:

Antique piano bench “Before”:

“After” (now has an upholstered seat):

Round and square pair of side tables “Before” (I never understand why people paint furniture brown.  We know it’s not wood and then it just ends up looking like a pile of you-know-what):

“After” (they look white here, but they are painted in Annie Sloan Country Grey):

Antique Victorian chair “Before” (terrible shot, sorry – needlepoint and wood were in bad shape):


Tray “Before” (chipped everywhere and needed new paint job):

Antique dry sink “Before”:
Not really sure what look they were going for with the green painting.  I’m assuming vines, but it did not look good at all!


Old antique windows “Before”:

This one comes with a knob (with picture of skeleton key) for hanging the Chalk Ink pen (included with purchase of the window):

Stenciled with French stencil:

Antique buffet section “Before” (it was just a shell – we put in a panel):
And “After” – made it into a coat rack (perfect for an entryway):

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  1. Wow, Laura – you’ve been busy! Love your work! Thanks for posting. Stopping by from Met Monday. Liz

  2. Wow, have you ever been busy!!! My favorite is the blue two tiered side table. It looks 100% better.

  3. Gorgeous pieces! Very inspiring!

  4. LOVE that blue table! I think you have just persuaded me to get my blue paint out :)

  5. I love your blog! You have so many great projects!! Newest follower here stopping by from Everything Under the Moon. Would love it if you would stop by and share some of your work at my linky party going on right now :)

  6. HOLY SMOKES…what WONDERFUL pieces!! Smitten…absolutely positively SMITTEN…and your newest follower! I don’t need to say good luck with your sale…I KNOW how successful it will be with all these beauties!

    Deborah ? (visiting happily from… hope you’ll drop by and say hi!)

  7. Man! When do you sleep??? These are all just amazing — I especially like that little yellow table! All of the small tables are my favorites — such great lines in those old pieces of furniture!

  8. Wow! So much awesomeness to take in at one time!! My favorite is the yellow with the paisley! Would love for you to share this over at Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday on the Korner.

  9. Enjoyed that! Thanks!

  10. Great makeovers! Love the window frames too.

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