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Display Name: MandyYoungquist
Member Since: 11/25/13

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Oh, it's beautiful! Stripping furniture is such hard work, but totally worth it to get that warm, beautiful wood grain back - especially on a quality piece like a Broyhill. Good work!

Before & After: An Army Green Vintage Broyhill Goes AWOL
7/14/14 03:19 PM

Another re-post of a Before & After from a year ago?

Before & After: From Off-White to Bold and Bright
6/5/14 11:12 AM

This looks suspiciously similar to this post from a while back....

Before & After: Maria's Cane Chairs Get Classy
6/4/14 10:38 AM

Thank you for the lovely comments!

The table top was made of some sort of composite board - not so pretty from the side after being cut - so I decided to cover it up. If your table top is real wood, it would probably look okay if left without banding.

Before & After: From Plain to Simple & Scandinavian-Inspired Tripod Side Table
5/19/14 09:50 AM

Aw! It's so warm and shiny now! The natural wood is beautiful - someone years from now will be so thankful you didn't paint it!

Before & After: An Art Deco Dresser Is Restored to Its Former Glory
5/5/14 10:14 AM

I think it's beautiful! Good work - it looks lovely and clean and that wood top is amazing. What is the purpose of the Danish oil put on before the stain? I'm going to tackle an antique dining table and am looking for ideas/how to do it.

Before & After: Sabrina's From Damaged to Daring Modern Desk Makeover
3/24/14 11:37 AM

Ha! well said. My office and bedroom are usually clean (the husband would get crazy if they were messy) so it's not about hiding clutter - it's about creating a place for only us.

Is Part of Your Home For Your Eyes Only?
3/24/14 11:30 AM

Oh, man! These are all over rural Iowa and are generally scoffed at as a redneck thing to do... these and old wheels are pretty standard fire-pit material, but hey, they're easy to make and work well!

Turn a Washing Machine Drum Into a Backyard Fire Pit in Just 1 Hour for $10 House & Fig
3/20/14 11:39 AM

I love the deep blue wall and the jet black dresser combo. The shiny black also helps the dresser reflect a little light. And the nail head trim? Genius! Keep up the good work, lady!

Before & After: Hemnes Hack Gets The Dubai Treatment
3/3/14 03:49 PM

I've been considering doing something like that. Any ideas as to how to get it under/around a clawfoot tub? (It's across from the sink and toilet - you just can't see it in the pictures). Also, I've heard of con-tact paper on a floor to cover existing vinyl but haven't tried it.

Before & After: Mandy's Simple and Refreshing Bathroom Makeover
3/3/14 01:55 PM

Thanks for the nice comments, folks. Sorry about the crappy after picture: I just took a picture of a real-life bathroom in my excited state to share the paint color, not the styling. Yes, the bath mat is askew, there is a basket of hair products under the sink, and the toilet seat is unfortunately up. Like I said, real bathroom.

As for my landlady: She is okay with us doing any improvements to the house as long as we okay them with her first. In fact, she reimburses us for time and material costs, since she can write that off on her taxes as improvements to the property. Perhaps if you suggested this option to your landlord, he might let you make some changes?

Before & After: Mandy's Simple and Refreshing Bathroom Makeover
3/3/14 12:03 PM

Gorgeous choice of Peacock Velvet!

I found this tutorial and the cheapest way to do it that I've found yet. Her foam substitution is great. If you did a mash-up of the two - voila! Fabulous velvet headboard on the cheap!

I would sub in some good quality velvet and you've got an almost identical headboard. With Oil and Blue's version, you could even make a shape out of the headboard by using a jig saw to cut the plywood.

DIY Style on a Budget: How To Make a Tufted Velvet Headboard for $350 Glitter & Goat Cheese
1/24/14 10:21 AM

Her blog says she got it here:

They have some pretty awesome veneer! The price conversion from euros to dollars would kill me though.

Make this Homemade Holiday Gift:

11/25/13 12:45 PM