Carving Cravings

Carving Cravings

Whenever one door closes, another one opens, you know that saying?  Well, whenever your car breaks down, and you have to walk home, you might walk right past a house with a bunch of free furniture in the yard and come home with a dresser.  It’s basically the same thing.

That was Better After reader Marilynn’s experience with this cute little dresser that she dragged home and cleaned up.  And she gave a much more logical paint job, which included painting the inside of the carved design to really show it off.  You couldn’t even see it before!

This next dresser had a long way to go for redemption, but Reeves was patient and brought it back to life.  All but that puzzling damaged top … what to do, what to do? Then it dawned on her … mom!  (Moms are the best).  Paintable wallpaper: a perfect inexpensive fix to hide the damage and add a little extra oomph. Almost looks like a carved design too! Love.

See it up close at Reeve’s blog, The Weathered Door.

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  1. December 13, 2012 / 3:53 PM

    LOVE the paintable wallpaper idea! (Gotta love a mother’s design intuition) I might have to do that for a badly beaten up dresser in my garage.

  2. December 13, 2012 / 4:41 PM

    Oh, wow, that first dresser is so simple, but it really brought out the carvings and brought it to life. The second one is gorgeous, too.

  3. December 13, 2012 / 5:25 PM

    WOW – love them both ( antique dressers are absolutely my favorite thing ) but the first one is amazing!
    I paint furniture and I would never have the patience or skill to paint inside those lines ( they’re so small )!!!!
    Great features Lindsey!

  4. December 14, 2012 / 1:13 AM

    Love my mom, Marilynn’s dresser. So cute for my nephew!!!

  5. January 7, 2013 / 6:53 PM

    I can’t believe I didn’t comment sooner, I was so excited to see my baby’s dresser on your blog! The first one with the carvings, see the block letters on top? They spell out my son’s name! 😉
    Thanks for posting beautiful and inspirational eye candy every day.
    And of course thank you for featuring my mom’s masterpiece, after all the work she put into it I feel lucky she handed it over!

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