Before + After: Becky’s Romantic Wardrobe DIY Makeover

Today, I’ve asked Becky Klass of the blog B-Real…Happy to share her wardrobe/hutch makeover with us.  I actually found Becky’s blog through one of the comments she left here on the blog. And when I saw how she transformed this piece of furniture, I just knew I had to have her drop by and share it with you. So…

The following is a guest post by Becky Klaas of B-Real…Happy.

I found this beauty in an old home downtown. She was sitting there waiting for someone to come along and give her a fresh, much needed new image. She was in pretty bad shape and needed a lot of tlc. But I was up for the challenge.

She has made herself at home in my bedroom. I have purple walls with little light in my bedroom so I wasnt able to get a good picture. I had to take the picture in a different room. The purple contrasts beautifully with the white, grey and the little surprise of peach.

I didnt repair everything on the wardrobe. I wanted a bit of her past to shine through. So, I left the top corner curled up and some of the existing teal that was not removed faintly shows through in a place or two. I added new door hardware and a damask grey wall covering. The damask pattern is made with animal silhouettes….the main reason why I fell in love it.

About Becky: Becky runs the blog, B-Real…Happy. She describes it as a place for her to explore, create, dream, live, become, love, inspire and be inspired. How sweet is that? Visit Becky’s blog now for more inspiration.

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absolutely beautiful!

teacup adventure

I agree with you Teacup Adventure. On another note, I just took a look at your blog link and am so impressed. I love it! Beautiful inspirations (especially longing for spring post). Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.


I love this!! I’ve been wanting to do something like this with my own furniture for quite some time. Becky’s wardrobe is a perfect example of the white-washed antique look.


Yes Mai. The white washed antique look is so pretty. It’s completely opposite of the decor in my home, which is probably one of the reasons I like it so much. 🙂


I love this makeover! I love how she kept the original beauty of the cabinet…


You’re so right Cindy. I hadn’t really thought about that, but Becky really did keep a lot of the previous charm in the finished piece. Thanks for popping in and leaving a comment.


Gorgeous! She did a great job fixing it up, I probably would have justed used it as it was to start with.


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So pretty!

Monica Livas
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