Dying For a Change

Dying For a Change
I may have told you before about how these dark, overly ornate chests remind me of coffins. It’s like a vampire might pop out of there at any second, and not the hunky Cullen variety. Crreeepy
But with a little two-tone turquoise on white action and some polishing up of the handles, this $20 Craigslist now makes for a great statement piece, a statement that no longer says, “Hey, you could store bodies in here!” Check it out on the blog My Beautiful Life.

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16 Comments

  1. May 11, 2011 / 4:26 PM

    Oh wow! That is gorgeous.

  2. May 11, 2011 / 5:11 PM

    Forgive my language…but SHIT WOW! That is just amazing. I am so following this blog 🙂

  3. May 11, 2011 / 5:17 PM

    wow that looks so awesome! And you’re so right about the dark fancy wood looking like coffins, i hate it!

  4. May 11, 2011 / 6:26 PM

    Oh, my! The details are so much more visible now! And not at all scary–as they were in their original condition! Kudos for your decorating vision!

  5. May 11, 2011 / 6:58 PM

    Wow, that’s a huge change! It looks fantstic now.

  6. May 11, 2011 / 7:58 PM

    I have this exact dresser, and the matching headboard and vanity! (from my grandparents) I can’t wait to spruce them up.

  7. May 11, 2011 / 11:07 PM

    This is awesome!

  8. May 12, 2011 / 2:08 AM

    It looks positively pretty now – – – almost regal!

  9. May 12, 2011 / 4:38 AM

    Oh my goodness! This totally cracked me up. I have been so busy this week with my two little boys. I thought it was time to check my neglected little blog, and saw almost 200 hits from your blog. Thank you so much for posting this! Oh, and in other news-getting it upstairs was a bear. While pulling out the drawers to help lighten the load the bottom handle just snapped in half like a twig. Can’t really be too surprised since it was $20… nothing a little gorilla glue can’t fix.

    Thanks again Lindsey!!!

  10. May 13, 2011 / 9:15 PM

    WHAT? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!! This is just fabulous!!!
    I like the ornate for this same type of makeover, but this one is far better than mine ever end up.
    Perhaps I especially love it because this teal color is my new favorite.

  11. September 2, 2011 / 5:39 AM

    I’ve been looking through a lot of the blog, and it’s amazing how often ornate things like this look better in white, where you can actually appreciate all the details and shadows.

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