Chunka Chunka Burnin’ Love

Let’s make a list together.

Things that aren’t great chunky: milk, cell phones, applesauce, smoothies.

Things that are great chunky: babies, peanut butter, sweaters, gold chains.

Also, these chunky furniture makeovers.  They are chunkadelic.First from Shanna at Restoration Redoux who lightened up this dresser and removed the mirrors, which helped remove about three decades of age from it as well.

Chunkalicious makeovers on


Chunkalicious makeovers on

And check out this former gun rack turned “Beverage Acquirement Region,” or “Bar,” for short.  That’s what ‘bar’ is short for, right?  Kidding!  From Better After reader Lisa.


Gun rack before

Gun rack turned minibar

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Let’s have some fun:

Lynn: closet to bathroom….

Thank you for your fabulous blog – it is a true inspiration for all of us pickers and re-purposers.

Attached are photos of our master bath renovation and here is the story:

This room was originally a small bedroom in the lower-level walkout of a “sad, neglected home.”

Believe it or not, most of the rooms in this home looked like this, or worse, when we purchased it.

After scrubbing away the mold and removing the old paneling and flooring, we installed a closet

system and happily used this room as a master closet for many years.

One day I asked myself, “Why does our master closet have a lakeview?  It really should be a

beautiful, sun-filled master bath.”

We brought out the jackhammers and tore up concrete floors to install underground plumbing,

then I found the vanities at Menards which were cottage white with chocolate glaze.  These were

my inspiration for the room’s design.

From a bedroom, to a closet to a master bath – this room finally has reached its full potential and

we never tire of being surrounded by its beauty.  

Thanks again for your daily dose of renovating – for those of us who can’t get enough of making

a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, your blog is perfection!

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  1. Great transformation of liquor cabinet! I wonder what happened with the mirrors from the first transformation.

  2. Anonymous says:

    So that’s where my mirror I use in my dressing room originated from!!

  3. Wow the liquor cabinet that is awesome and so love the closer that was added.-Monica

  4. I’ve been telling people for years “Take those dang mirrors off and you’ve got something to work with!” LOL! And then of course, paint over that icky 70’s fake wood 😉 Great job on this dresser!

  5. The whole time I was reading about the dresser, I kept thinking “there is no way to make that un-funky”. I’m eating crow. I love, love, love that dresser with white paint and black contrasting hardware. Awesome. I’ll never view those kinds of pieces as hopeless again.

  6. The link to the white dresser isn’t working for some reason. It should be directed to:
    Thanks to everyone who is responding! The mirrors that everyone is wondering about I turned into chalkboards!

  7. “Thats what ‘bar’ is short for, right?…Better After reader…” Oh my hillarious. Did you do that on purpose?

  8. “Thats what ‘bar’ is short for, right?…Better After reader…” Oh my hillarious. Did you do that on purpose?

  9. What a great liquor cabinet! Hopping over to see how she did this.

  10. Ummm, I love chunky applesauce.

    Great makeovers!

  11. I like chunky applesauce too. haha

    The Beverage Acquirement Region is fabulous! Although we usually just buy one bottle at a time of wine or whatever, this makes me want to go out and buy a bunch of booze and paint a cabinet for it! 😀

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