Fashion Friday: Skirt Style!

Hey gang!  It’s time for a Fashion Friday!  I always love these, I don’t know why I don’t post them more often.  If you’ve got any refashion submissions (or any before and after submissions!) to share, you can always send them my way at betterafter(at)live.com.

Today, I’m feeling skirty-flirty. It’s a thing. You will be feeling it too, after your eyeballs behold these super fab skirt/dress refashions starting with …

Kristen at Twenty Paper Links. Before, this shirt was suitable for … a renaissance festival maybe?  But after a little snip here and there, it looks less like she’s headed to a joust, and more like she’s on her way to mingle with all the hip kids at Coachella.
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Katrina at Offsquare wasn’t feeling this batwing shirt.  Frumpadelic.  So she stitched up the sleeves and turned it into a batwing skirt instead!  Love it!  Check out her blog for the how-to.

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I’ll bet you’ll never guess what Andrea at Refashion Co-op turned these t-shirts into.  Ok, I bet you will: skirts.  How is a pattern that is absolutely uncute as a shirt look so adorable as a skirt?  One of the universe’s many mysteries.

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Beth at The Renegade Seamstress fearlessly chopped off the top of this dress and made it a skirt instead.  I like it sooooo much better as a skirt, how about you?  With that sassy belt?  Yes. She’s a doll.

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And one more from Katrina at Offsquare. Oh man, I would love to accompany her to the thrift store and see how her mind works.  We’d be skimming through the racks together, and then I’d jump out wearing this pioneer prom dress as a joke, and she’d be like, “No, you’re on to something here.” And I’d be like, “Katrina, be serious!” And she’d be like, “I’m buying it if you aren’t.” And I’d be like, “Well, I can’t sew, so go ahead.  And good luck.”  And then she’d surprise me with this:

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Isn’t it fabulous?!  Great job ladies.  Remember, if you have anything to share for Fashion Friday, I’d love to see it!  Send to betterafter(at)live.com.  And have a great weekend friends!!


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Kid-a-riffic

Trying to keep this short and sweet because I’m having this super rad computer issue where I’m going along just fine, typeity type typing, and then the whole system rudely powers down out of nowhere and I lose everything I’ve been working on, and I want to punch my computer in the face.

So please enjoy this adorable kid kitchen from Better After reader Heather, who had been on the hunt for the perfect piece of furniture for over a year. She finally found it, where else, behind a dirty curtain at a flea market held in an abandoned sock factory.  What, did you think I was going to say Craigslist?

 She got it for a steal at $10, and turned it into the adorable play set you see before you.  Is that a tiny cow in the window?  So cute!

Love a kid kitchen makeover? You won't want to miss this one at betterafter.net

Love a kid kitchen makeover? You won't want to miss this one at betterafter.net

In other news: we have a BeddingStyle giveaway winner!  Congrats Sarah H.!  Check your email!

PS: In addition to my super rad computer being un-rad, I’m also having a problem with my feed.  If you are an email subscriber, you probably haven’t been receiving any emails all month!  Yikes!  I’m working on that now.  (If only I could work more than six minutes at a time before my computer shuts itself off).  Hhnnnnrg! *grunt of frustration**


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Chronicles of Hernia

They say nothing in life is free, but ‘they’ obviously don’t check the free section of Craigslist often. Because if they did, they would have seen this old dresser that Andrea scored for zip zilch zero dollars. Sure, she had to drive out to the middle of nowhere where it had been sitting in a ditch for two days and load into the back of her car by herself, but a hernia is a small price to pay for the perfect little TV stand, right?

Read more on Andrea’s blog Arch, and find out what she discovered in the bottom drawers!

See this classic gray and white TV stand at betterafter.net

See this classic gray and white TV stand at betterafter.net


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Loss of Gloss

If you have an ugly fireplace, but also have a complex about painting stone, I am here to save the day!  (Now pretend I’m leaping into the room wearing a cape with like, a picture of paint can and a fireplace on it.  I’m a very specific pretend super-hero).

First, let’s take a closer look at that ugly fireplace. If it’s anything like Better After reader Lacey’s, that’s good news!  Look closely. That reddish hue is NOT a natural brick color.  It’s just some glossy maroon paint.  Woof! Anything’s better than that. Get out your white paint, and while you’re at it, why not beef up that mantle with something substantial to top off the look.

Much better! Check out this fireplace makeover at betterafter.net

Check out this fireplace makeover at betterafter.net


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