Tuesday, July 02, 2013

A GREAT BEFORE & AFTER



This is the way my friend Sally's dining room began its transformation.  Oh, she had it very nicely decorated before this picture was snapped, but how this is where the story begins.  She had a fabulous old door from a family home that she wanted to feature it in a new design she had configured in her head, so she called her carpenter and the process started...





Can you tell where the door will fit into this design?






There's the door, center stage and back lit!  What's cool about her planning is when you open the door, there are shelves behind the solid portion that house computer gear!  Smart!  Her dining room table now serves the biggest portion of the year as a desk but can still be used for family dinners too!





I thought you might enjoy seeing how she accessorized those gorgeous bookcases.




Here's the other side with a great close-up of the sconce.
Love the recessed panel detail too!


No need for lots of words today.  This pictures speak volumes and I soooo  love a great before and after.  

Thanks for looking in today.  I have another before and after to show you next week!  Come again, same time, same place.


Robin




20 comments:

  1. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT.

    She worked magic - that is so so WOW!!!!!

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  2. Oh my word, this is totally amazing. I love it. What a fabulous idea. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Always a nice visit when I come by your place too. Happy 4th.

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  3. What a fabulous idea! Your friend did a terrific job on the room. It is a total transformation. I also like the idea of having hidden shelving behind the door. Thanks for sharing! By the way, I found your blog on Time Travel Thursday and am now following your blog. I am looking forward to reading more. Hope you get a chance to visit Still Woods Farmhouse!
    Happy 4th of July!
    Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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    1. My friend gets all the credit for designing her room! I thank you for stopping by and deciding to follow me. Hope you enjoy this week's post too--it's another before and after!

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  4. I really enjoyed seeing how you incorporated bookcases into this room. I just added bookcases on either side of a fireplace in my foyer and it made such a huge difference in the feel of the room. Great way to use the door. I had hoped to use a set of French doors in my remodel but it just wasn't working. Good job.

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    1. This is a friend's house and she designed the room herself! Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Such a great idea...love the built ins and all the fun places to accessorize!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. The accessories are nicely placed, I agree.

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  6. LOVE all the storage and that door idea is just genius!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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    1. Glad you liked the room. I'll pass your compliment on to my friend.

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  7. It is a beautiful room and I love how she used the door. Thanks for joining the Open House party.
    xx,
    Sherry

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    1. Sherry, thanks for hosting us gals at your party. Glad you liked the room.

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  8. So beautiful and what a great way to reuse the door. Great transformation! Hugs, Holly
    http://coconutheadsurvivalguide.com/blog/

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  9. It looked great before with that classy table but now it looks gorgeous with that beautiful door and shelves! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Oh, this is amazing and how ingenious and clever and smart your friend is to really "configured" this in her mind and to design it to perfection!..I am in awe! The door is amazing and so are her bookcases. Thanks for sharing. I'm at Marty's where I saw this featured! Hugs,
    FABBY

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    1. Fabby, I've been to your place numerous times too! Glad you enjoyed your visit and let my friend know of your compliments.

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