Salvaged Swirls

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. October 18, 2011 / 9:06 PM

    It looks better for sure, but that’s not what I would have done to it. What a find!!

  2. October 18, 2011 / 9:12 PM

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

  3. October 19, 2011 / 12:08 AM

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

  4. October 19, 2011 / 12:27 AM

    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.

  5. October 19, 2011 / 1:00 AM

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

  6. October 19, 2011 / 1:25 AM

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


  7. October 19, 2011 / 6:06 AM

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

  8. October 19, 2011 / 1:16 PM

    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!

  9. October 19, 2011 / 3:59 PM

    Wow! Those handles are wonderful. love it =)

  10. October 19, 2011 / 6:49 PM

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

  11. October 20, 2011 / 12:56 AM

    I just adore this!

  12. October 20, 2011 / 3:59 AM

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

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  14. October 20, 2011 / 2:05 PM

    HOLY COW. Utterly amazing.

  15. October 21, 2011 / 2:00 PM

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

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