Rubbish to Resplendent

Rubbish to Resplendent

Stephanie is from Australia where they call things like this big, busted up and brown piece of furniture “rubbish” instead of “a hunk-o-junk,” like us Americans.  Or maybe that’s just me.  Still, Americans typically don’t say the word “rubbish,” which is a shame. It’s a fun word.  I’m going to start worming it in to my daily conversations:  “Hi sis, what’s new today?  Oh, the baby is sick?  What a fat load of rubbish!”  I might have to work on it. 

See the fabulous transformation up close on Stephanie’s blog Stephlee Photography.

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  1. August 3, 2011 / 4:23 PM

    WOW! The transformation is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I wish I was creative to be able to do something like that!

  2. August 3, 2011 / 6:40 PM

    It’s gorgeous! Love the black and white. Also, did you mean resplendent? 🙂

  3. August 3, 2011 / 9:33 PM

    Ooo, I won’t call it rubbish now! Beautiful. BTW, I am originally from South Africa and we say rubbish too. 🙂

  4. August 4, 2011 / 1:56 AM

    Yay! Im glad everyone likes it! I woke up this morning to all these comments on my blog and I couldnt figure out why lol! Thanks for featuring my beautiful piece or ‘Rubbish’ 🙂

  5. August 4, 2011 / 2:05 AM

    So very, very lovely!

  6. August 4, 2011 / 2:21 AM

    ahh that’s just gorgeous!

  7. August 4, 2011 / 12:46 PM

    I love the piece and it’s gorgeous in white. I like to write bloody headache when I’m chatting lol. I love British and Australian English. G’day!

  8. August 4, 2011 / 3:27 PM

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  9. August 4, 2011 / 7:23 PM

    Perfectly perfect! Wow – what a gorgeous piece! I have a sideboard that needs this exact treatment so I know I will be referring back to this project for inspiration. Just beautiful!

  10. August 5, 2011 / 2:41 AM

    beautiful! I want that for my room!

  11. August 8, 2011 / 2:53 PM

    Amazing! New follower. 🙂

  12. Wintersend
    August 10, 2012 / 7:02 PM

    What’s not to love about it! Fabulous just fabulous! I am picking up an old dresser and matching night stand this weekend and will be doing this. Is it off white? What color did you use for the base? Thanks you for your inspiration!

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