Dec 13, 2012
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.