I am quite literally obsessed with before and after projects. I believe this small personality quirk comes from my Grandma. She was the queen of DIY transformations. She could turn a simple, plastic, disposable, fruit basket into an elaborate doll swing! I will never forget the time my Grandmother sat down with me am my sister Jill and we made "Princess Crowns" with used milk jugs. I still have that crown tucked away for the day I get to play dress up with my own children. As I wander in and out of the large world of blogs out there I stumble across a new DIY blog every once and while. My favorites are Centsational Girl (she unashamedly believes a coat or two of pray paint can beautify even the most dreadful furniture), Design*Sponge always gets me hooked, and one of my favorites is Manhattan Nest (He is such an excellent writer, and great designer too!) I pour over these before and after images and wish upon wish that I was not a renter, and that my landlords would please let me spruce the place up a bit. I love this bathroom!