Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Powder Room Before and After 2009

Continuing on my blog break and posting before and after pictures from the past homes I have house whispered too....
Here is a powder room from my previous home.
The After
The Before
The After...
The Before...
If you want to see the complete makeover with details, click here.
Come back next time for another oldie but goody before and after.

Saturday, July 19, 2014


Back in 2008, and two houses ago, I showed you my master bedroom.  Here is that picture.  See more about this old post here.
See the red checked quilt, the bed, the curtains and nightstands?
And in the picture below, the toile quilt?
You can tell, I hang on to things, because fast forward to 2014, what used to be in my master bedroom back in 2008 is now in our current guest room.  You can see more of this post here.
We have actually had that bed since 2002.  It is now painted a creamy white.  But you can still see the same nightstands, red checked quilt and toile quilt.
And the same toile curtains, only I had to lengthen them so I added red ticking fabric to the bottom.
This is fun looking back through the years and seeing how things I have been used in different rooms and in different ways.
I will be posting more olden before and after posts for a few more weeks, while I am not blogging live.  I hope you are enjoying these posts.

Olden Before and After Project.

This before and after project goes way back to 2008.  It was two houses ago as well.
My old dining nook, had a brown hutch with glass doors and wooden insets.

Remember pics were taken with a cheap point and shoot.
I painted it black.  Then I removed the glass doors, replaced the glass doors with chicken wire and lined the back of the cabinet with red toile fabric.
That was a fun project!
But it didn't stop there!  Fast forward to 2011 and that black hutch went from this...
To this....
To see more of that story...click here.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Blast From The Past

Hi Everyone.
I have some things going on right now, and won't be doing live posts for a few weeks.  So I have scheduled some posts (including this one), that will publish automatically. 
Since I won't be creating new posts, I thought I would take a stroll down memory lane.  Some of you have been with me forever and I appreciate that!  Some of you are newer followers and might have missed some things.
A lot of you know that I have lived in, redecorated and sold a few homes over the last couple of years, so I thought a good theme for these scheduled posts would be before and after post.  I mean, who doesn't like a good before and after? 
Now remember, I have had a blog for 8 years, way back when I started my original blog, called Lavender Hill Studio.  So some of the pictures might not be gorgeous, because way back then, 8 years ago, I had a really cheap point and shoot.
So here goes the first blast from the past.  These are pictures from my first post on my old Lavender Hill Studio blog.  I was introducing myself and sharing a piece of mosaic I had created.  It is not really a "before and after" post, but I wanted to start at the beginning.

Here is the first picture of me I ever put on a blog.  November 29, 2006.  I was a lot thinner then - lol.

A drop leaf table and chairs that I created with broken china mosaics.

So, if you didn't know me back then, or want to learn more about me, you can click here for my introduction post, 8 years ago.

A couple of times a week, I have more blast from the past posts scheduled.  I will see you all back here in a few weeks.