Here’s a before and after of a complete redesign that I did for Shameeka, of The Broke Socialite.

She wanted to use a chandelier as her focal point and really loves sophisticated but unpretentious design. We moved her blog from to Blogger to achieve some of the styling and widget effects that weren’t possible with the free version of WordPress. I custom coded her twitter box into her template so she’d have her very own unique Twitter box…I even colored the twitter bird to match her template.

If you love entertaining and decorating on a budget…she’s the gal for you. Seriously, that girl can find the best deals on things – it’s a gift. And one I don’t have. 🙂

Her before:

And the after:

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8 Comments on The Broke Socialite Before and After

  1. Kari
    December 4, 2008 at 6:11 am (15 years ago)

    That is really gorgeous. I love that background and the chandeliers. I’ll definitely check out her site.

  2. dianne - bunny trails
    December 4, 2008 at 11:27 am (15 years ago)

    That’s beautiful, Karen! Nice job. 😀

  3. Emily
    December 4, 2008 at 2:15 pm (15 years ago)

    oh my GOODNESS that is so cute! what a great job!

  4. Best Life
    December 4, 2008 at 9:18 pm (15 years ago)

    You are very good at what you do! The Broke Socialite looks great. You need to show my blog. You did such a great job with it. I get tons of compliments on it! Lisa~

  5. I am Boymom
    December 13, 2008 at 1:30 am (15 years ago)

    I love your work! One of these days when i get some money I will have to hire you to redo my blog!

  6. Hey it's Amy Shipp
    December 13, 2008 at 12:33 pm (15 years ago)

    Okay. I need your help with my blog! 😀 I love the chandeliers!!
    Too cute…

  7. Amber @ Classic Housewife/ Modern World
    December 21, 2008 at 4:25 pm (15 years ago)

    Oh wow!!
    And speaking of wow – love YOUR new Christmas header also! 🙂

  8. The Broke Socialite
    December 27, 2008 at 11:13 am (15 years ago)

    I somehow missed this post…oh my! I am STILL fielding compliments on the new TBS! Your handiwork has helped me embrace the spirit of a more confident blogger. I am grateful for your artistic flair and unwavering patience. Remember: when I go to Oprah, you go to Oprah 😉 Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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