Chunka Chunka Burnin’ Love

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



  1. October 3, 2012 / 4:38 PM

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

  2. Anonymous
    October 3, 2012 / 5:17 PM

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

  3. October 3, 2012 / 8:09 PM

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

  4. October 3, 2012 / 8:50 PM

    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. October 3, 2012 / 9:42 PM

    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. October 3, 2012 / 10:00 PM

    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. October 4, 2012 / 12:26 AM

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

  8. October 4, 2012 / 12:26 AM

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

  9. October 4, 2012 / 6:29 PM

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

  10. October 6, 2012 / 5:56 PM

    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! 😀

  11. Michelle
    May 17, 2016 / 8:15 PM

    I know this was posted quite some time ago, but a Pinterest search for a bookcase-turned-bar brought me here. Is there a link I’m missing for the bar? Thanks!

  12. May 17, 2016 / 11:33 PM

    No, sorry! This bar makeover was submitted to me by a reader who doesn’t have a blog or website, so that is the only information I have!

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