Salvaged Swirls

This dresser was ugly, that’s for sure.  So ugly that Connie reports she was embarrassed to even tear off the ticket at Goodwill.  But she took it home and gave it a lot of love, and now it looks like it came straight off the showroom floor.   And those swirly-whirly handles are amazing! (That is their official name, yes). They used to look like squashed bugs, but with a little Rub n’ Buff, they are truly the stars of the show.
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  1. It looks better for sure, but that’s not what I would have done to it. What a find!!

  2. WOW, who would have thought that ugliness would reveal something so beautiful! What a great job.

  3. Love it! What a unique piece!

  4. Wow! It’s beautiful. When you don’t see the process it’s like the furniture fairy waved her magic wand!

  5. This is one of my favorite before & afters. I wouldn’t have batted an eye at that tired dresser. She saw it’s potential and turned into a real show stopper.

  6. I’m so glad she didn’t pass it by. It’s so cute. I love love LOVE the hardware.

  7. laugh out loud again… they DO look like squashed bugs at first…
    but wow, aren’t they awesome now… great makeover!


  8. FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC! great work! Love, love, love the handles.

  9. Before I saw the after I was like, ooo she better not have not painted it white, I hope she refinished it. But then I saw the after and I was blown away. Great work!

  10. Wow! Those handles are wonderful. love it =)

  11. Wow! She has great vision. That dresser is PERFECT!

  12. I just adore this!

  13. Wow! I’m so thrilled to have my dresser on Better After… and reading everyone’s comments has totally made my day 🙂 Thanks!

  14. Incredible.

  15. HOLY COW. Utterly amazing.

  16. It’s amazing what a little paint can do. Love the hardware!

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