Entries Tagged as 'Before and After'

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Style | Upcycling Q&A at the Museum of Vancouver

I love a good upcycle. In fact, the early days of The Anthology were all about reinventing vintage pieces like this dress, this formerly comical piece, and even the odd piece of furniture, like these stools from Habitat for Humanity for the Vancouver Home and Design Show. A post shared by Kelsey Dundon (@kelseydundon) on Mar […]

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

#tbt | A floral vintage reinvention

Five years ago one of my girlfriends gave me what was perhaps the most unflatteringly ridiculous of unflatteringly ridiculous dresses. Seriously LOOK AT THIS THING! But then with a little (of my tailors’) magic it was transformed. Read up on this piece from The Anthology archives.

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Home | DIY Dining Room Table and Mismatched Chairs

For a lot of people the thought of re-covering a chair is intimidating. But that’s easy. So, so easy. It’s the re-painting that tough, messy, tiring work. When I upcycled a pair of stools for the Vancouver Home and Design Show a few seasons ago, I spent minutes with the staple gun putting on new […]

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Style | Skinny Fatties

It’s been a little while since I’ve posted a before and after. Okay fine. It’s been a really long while. But I was pregnant and what’s the point of scouting a dress that looks like your mom’s kitchen curtains and getting it reworked if it’ll only fit for one week? Exactly. So. Anyway. Skinny Fatties had […]

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Thank you | Vancouver Sun

Thank you, Vancouver Sun, for featuring my upcycled stools in the pages of your home and garden section. Y’all are the best! P.S. Want to keep creeping The Anthology’s features and appearances? (I know you do, mom.) You’ll find the highlights here.

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

After | The upcycled stools

It was a long road from the blah brown stools I found at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore to the stage at the Vancouver Home and Design Show. But I made it. How? A little paint and a lot of staple gun magic. If you’re into upcycling (so fun! so green!) and you want to reupholster a pair […]

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Giveaway | Tickets to the Vancouver Home and Design Show

These ugly stools are about to get a whole lot less ugly. I hope. I’m going to DIY my little heart out and rework these babies as part of the Vancouver Home and Design Show’s Upcycle Challenge in support of Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. Want to see my finished pieces (and Jillian Harris and HGTV’s Bryan Baeumler) […]

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Home | Kartell’s FL/Y Pendant Light Sure Beats This Old Ugly One

I’ve hated this light fixture since I moved into my house almost five years ago. But the thought of dealing with this was daunting. And, to be honest, I had no idea it was something one could tackle without the help of an electrician. Until I ordered the FL/Y Pendant by Ferruccio Laviani for Kartell from Design […]

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Before | The Purple Colour-blocked Shirt

Hilary Banks would have loved this shirt. She probably would have worn it with pearls, a long-strap bag, pleated pants and some sort of sassy hat. It would have been one of her more conservative looks, but she would have rocked it. I am not Hilary Banks. Though I do find it interesting to see […]

Friday, June 15th, 2012

After | The Striped Floral Dress

This vintage dress was quite the find. Especially after giving it a few nips and tucks. Now instead of looking like your mom’s kitchen table cloth, it looks like your mom’s dish towel. There’s less of it, see? I shortened it, belted it, climbed a tree in it and chased my dog in it. Soon enough […]