The World Of Before-And-After

I am a big fan of before-and-after pictures that prove the old adage “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.”  My friend Barbara can buy a battered accessory or piece of furniture at a garage sale and transform it into a knockout decorative item for her home.  Me, I pass by the same piece and think “junk”.  The Barbaras of the world have a special gift, one that I admire.  So when I came across the Design*Sponge website and took a look at their before-and-after section, I absolutely had to share it with you.

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We’ve seen some cute projects from Justina before, but this one might be my new favorite. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been tempted to buy one of these old typeset trays from a thrift store or flea market, but I never know what I’m going to do with it. Coincidentally, I’m also addicted to paint swatches at the hardware store, and I’m always tempted to buy paint colors with no idea how I’ll use them. Justina may have just solved both problems at once.

Read more at Design*Sponge.

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How many of you have this before-and-after creative streak?  We’d love to know.  I invite you to send us your pictures and stories so that we can post them on Casa Latina.  Lets show the world what we Latinos can do when we get our design groove on!

Here’s another amazing before-and-after project featured on the Design Sponge site.

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There are many categories of before and after projects. We’ve seen new coats of paint, complete redesigns and heavy construction jobs. One of my favorite “before and afters” is just a good old scene change. Sometimes to transform something completely and make it useful again, you simply need to imagine its potential in a different part of the home. Sounds easy, but sometimes the idea can only happen by accident.

Read more at Design*Sponge.

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