Sometimes people email me, and they’re like “Look, it’s my first ever furniture redo! Woo!” And I have to stop myself from punching myself in the face, because their “first ever furniture redo” is like, fifty thousand times better than ANY of my furniture redos.
Like this desk from Better After reader Genevieve, who writes: “Here’s a couple photos of my first ever furniture redo!” And wouldn’t you know, it’s gorgeous. Smooth and shiny, with perfect little bird knobs for an added dash of whimsy. Ugh. If I didn’t love it so much, I’d hate it.