Before and After Home Decor Projects

10 Before and After Home Decor Projects-At Home with The Barkers

I love to see before and after home decor projects, don’t you?

Sometimes the before is horrible and sometimes it’s not but I always love to see what someone started with before they decide to change it up.

Here are some makeovers that I have turned into great before and after projects! Everything from painted furniture and room makeovers, to organization…it’s all fair game!

***To see any of the complete tutorials just click on the title of the makeover.

Garage Sale Table

So happy with how this table turned out!  It is 5 feet long and cost me $20 at a yard sale.  It was sturdy and I completed a makeover on it the same day I bought it.  I wish I did every project that fast…in fact I am certain I have yard sale finds that have never had a makeover and I bought them years ago.

Garage Sale Table Makeover Before and After

Wood Plank Mantel

This one day, low cost mantel makeover made such a huge difference in my living room.  I love it!

Wood-Plank-Mantel-Makeover-Before and After

Farmhouse Table

I’ve had this kitchen table for close to 10 years.  It still serves my family well but it just needed a little change.  I’ll be recovering the chairs very soon.

Farmhouse Table

Chalk Painted Mirror

I love gold but gold has come a long way since I bought this mirror.  The crackle effect needed new life brought to it.

Mirror Makeover

Craft Room

I still have a lot I would love to do in my craft room…paint those black chairs is first on that list BUT I have to say, this mini makeover was well worth the time and energy it took to get this far in the process.

The Craft Room Gallery Art Wall

Milk Paint Table

I haven’t painted with milk paint many times but the few times I have, I really love the outcome.  This two toned finish is one of my favorite looks.

Milk painted and distressed table

Foot Stool Makeover

This was one of those pieces that looked fine before but the stool no longer went with my teen daughters room decor, so I had to give it a fun fresh look.  I used hot glue 🙂

How to reupholster a Foot Stool

Teen Girl Bedroom Makeover

This had to happen…

Teen Bedroom Makeover-Before and After

Thrift Store Lamp

One of my favorite makeovers I’ve done.

Thrift Store Lamp Makeover using gift wrap and spray paint and mod podge

Spray Painted Dining Room table and chairs

I love using spray paint…and I have painted pretty much everything with it! Even my dining room table and chairs.

Spray Painted dining chair

I hope these before and after home decor projects inspired you!

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  1. Love all the makeover ideas! Where are some good places around the Greenville/Anderson/Easley Area to find secondhand furniture. I often hit the GoodWill in theatea but I’m still searching for a variety of buffet and end tables that I can make over in a beachy style. There are some great consignment type furniture stores around the Charleston area that have lots of good selections but I have not found that around the upstate yet. Any suggestions?

  2. Dear Sonya, I am a Barker. Every year we have a reunion at Ewing Park in Elwood City, Pa. We are from varied backgrounds but u tied in that we are all Barkers’ . The original generation is gone but the second generation is leading the family now. The family is spread across the country from California to Virginia and beyond. Consider coming next year the Saturday after Father’s Day at noon.. Debbie Barker Hogue

  3. I had so much fun scrolling through your projects. You did an amazing job on all of them. I didn’t know you could paint the whole mantel. Thanks for sharing! 🙂 -Bev

  4. I am new to your blog and I really enjoy it. You mentioned how you love spray paint and have used it a lot. All your make-overs look fantastic. What is your favorite in spray paint whenever you have an opportunity to let me know, please?


  5. I love the painted furniture. Would like to see more ,kitchen cabinets ,chairs,etc.

  6. I love all of these projects. I think the garage sale table is my fave!!! So pretty.

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