Frumpsty Dumpsty

Frumpsty Dumpsty
Hey everyone!  I kind of figured out Instagram!  This is a big deal for me.  I’m usually the last person on earth to hop on the hip train.  I usually wait until the hip train is exhaustedly lurching into the station.  While you’re at it, check out my MySpace!  Kidding.  But anyway, do you want to follow me?  I solemnly swear to never post pictures of my feet.  You can find me and all seven of my pictures under betterafterlnz.
And for your before and after viewing pleasure, get a good look at the following makeovers from Barb at Turtles and Tails.  First she streamlined a set of ottomans, which were definitely the frumpiest things that ever frumped.  But now they are sleek and even rocking one of fall’s hottest trends: corduroy!  Such fashionistas.

I also love what she did with this plain old stool.   First she painted it. Then stained it.  Then aged it.  Then freezer-paper stenciled it.  Then twined it!  That’s a whole lot of neat on such a small seat.  Oh, I’m a poet. See the stool’s saga on her blog Turtles and Tales.

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  1. October 15, 2012 / 10:25 PM

    Freezer paper stenciling? What is this of which you speak? Sounds like super cool to me.

    Gonna go follow you and your 7 pictures on Instagram right now.

  2. October 16, 2012 / 1:41 AM

    Love those ottomans! That’s the best use of the “distressed” look I’ve ever seen — it looks warm, not just “beat up.”

  3. Anonymous
    October 16, 2012 / 2:26 PM

    Wow love it!

  4. October 16, 2012 / 2:35 PM

    I can’t find you on Instagram. I says “user not found”. 🙁

  5. October 16, 2012 / 2:35 PM

    I can’t find you on Instagram. I says “user not found”. 🙁

  6. October 16, 2012 / 6:27 PM

    LOVE both of them!!!

  7. Karen
    October 17, 2012 / 2:42 AM

    Wow…both those makeovers are SO COOL. Totally love. Great job!!

  8. October 18, 2012 / 9:55 PM

    The new stool looks amazing. Hopping over to see how she got the seat like that. Love the vintage look.

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