The Judges Choices: Sarah Humphreys from Martha Stewart

The Judges Choices: Sarah Humphreys from Martha Stewart

Maxwell Ryan
Feb 8, 2008

All day today we're rolling out our judges choices. Now we're up to Sarah Humphreys, former editor in chief, Blueprint (R.I.P.). All her top pics are below the jump. The judges compiled choices and the winners will be posted at day's end....

Name/Title: Sarah Humphreys, former editor in chief, Blueprint (R.I.P.)
Location: West Village, NYC

Best creative hack (ie, furniture transformation):

Shauna's DIY Mirrored Dresser

Sarah: "You would never suspect that this elegant, patina-ed piece started out as the most banal of Ikea dressers. What a clever use of materials!"

Best decorative painting (ie. on a wall or other flat surface):

WVSmith's Gender Neutral Shared Nursery

Sarah: "The best argument I've seen for someone to start manufacturing projectors again! Sure, you have to be patient, but any old hack can truly pull off this masterpiece."

Best Use of Fabric (ie. upholstery):

Algy's Big Money Inspirations

Sarah: "Algy took the idea of reupholstering a bargain chair one step further, by stripping it naked and staining it a surprising blackberry shade (created by mixing two stains together). "

Best Use of Paint or Finish:

Sagesse's Black Chair Reno

Sarah: "A truly stunning transformation. Even if someone is less skilled with reupholstering, he or she can steal the spirit of the idea--i.e., hand-stitch a design into the fabric, but steer clear of vinyl!"

Biggest Wow Factor:

The Kitchen Shuffle

Sarah: "Such an ambitious, meticulous, smart makeover. Any kitchen DIY-er should look at this project for encouragement and inspiration."

Most Likely to Be Widely Copied:


Kate3's Shoe Cabinet Landing Strip

Sarah: "Kate solves an age-old, perpetually annoying problem—entryway clutter—in a modern, clean, understated, easy-to-replicate way."

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