A good old fashioned before and after by A2 (home+made)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

After Julie of A2 (home+made) worked her magic

Closeup of the fun pattern on the desk drawers

Do you love a before and after as much as I do? Well, I love them up until I'm about 3/4 of the way through the project and I get over the hard work?

Enter my dear friend Julie of A2 (home+made)!

Julie has just recently started a business called A2 (hand+made),website here,  where she gives well-made vintage furniture a second chance. In her own words, "These one of a kind pieces, encompass a modern style with character. I transform each item with the use of color, pattern and clean lines. Good furniture deserves a second chance." I couldn't agree more.

Are you finally ready for the before picture of the desk?

Can you even believe this is the same piece of furniture?

Before and after of the armchair, love the fabric she used!

I've been friends with Julie since the Navy brought us together while our husband's were in flight school in Pensacola, FL. It's not too often that I meet other military wives as into design and good food as I am, so this was a perfect match! They moved to San Diego about a year before we did and we've been stealing restaurant advice since the day we moved here.

 I think this might be my favorite piece listed in her shop right now

 LOVE this dresser!

Julie is a "real" designer, meaning she's got credentials behind her good taste, unlike me. I just happen to love all things design and have been lucky that my clients don't give a hoot that I don't have formal training. Look at how gorgeous her dining room is below. PS- She won that amazing DWR light fixture at work a few years back and had quite an ordeal getting it into her 4th floor apartment since it wouldn't fit through the doorways.

Sadly for me, Julie now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband and darling son Will but can ship anywhere in the US. She can even hunt down a specific style or piece of furniture and refinish it for you. Visit her shop, show her some love and leave your future DIY projects to her.

1 comment:

Brittney said...

I currently liven Pensacola and was born and raised here. What were your favorite crafty and decor places?