New Again: Before & After Projects for Kids

Best of 2012

Some of readers' favorite posts during the year are seeing striking, sometimes unrecognizable Before and After projects. We've looked through the 2012 archives to feature our ten favorites for kids. Some are furniture pieces that have gone from trash to treasure with a little TLC while others are complete re-imagining of household items into playthings.

Before and After: Decoupaged Child's Chair
Before & After: Record Player Turned Play Bakery
Before & After: Fabric Front Dresser
Before & After: Bookshelf Into Dollhouse
Before & After: Secret Message Lamp
Before & After: DIY Crib Turned Toddler Bed (Turned Crib Again!)
Before & After: Kids' Costume Closet
Before & After: DIY Pegboard Headboard
Before & After: Entertainment Center Turned French Play Kitchen
Before & After: Console TV to Puppet Theater

Welcome to Apartment Therapy's Best of 2012 roundup! From December 19 through January 1 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.

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