Here are three BEFORE AND AFTER's--- 1 2 3 --- that inspired me this morning. This is why I don't like to buy many things "new", it's just too affordable and "fun" to renovate old things.
Like who thinks of adding wallpaper to chairs & trollies? So ingenious. (The only drawback is that these days nice wallpaper can be expensive b/c it's not in demand. For example, I went to Home Depot last week and asked them where the wallpaper section is and they said they don't carry wallpaper anymore, can you believe it?)
And here's another gal---KNACK--- that I've recently begun to admire (stalk) and if I lived in South Carolina I'd beg her to hire me! Her stuff is incredible. Looking at these things makes me think stuff like..."What should I do with my life? Master sewing or learn how to restore furniture, or both?"