Dresser Refresher

I just read a Facebook discussion about how often a blogger should be posting per week. Most people said just one to three times a week.  Yikes! I post 10 times a week!  I’m telling myself it’s OK because my format is a little different from most other bloggers.  I think you all know what to expect from my posts: short intro, before pic, after pic. I’m not typically sharing huge tutorial posts and things like that, so it’s cool right?  I’m not overloading you, right?  Right?  RIGHT?!  Sorry, I’m freaking out a little. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

And in other news, Sarah at Funcycled made over a dresser and it’s the cutest thing I’ve seen all day.  Granted, I’ve only been up for an hour, but nothing has topped it so far.

And I love what Better After reader Margaret did with this old dresser too.  She hadn’t originally planned to remove that second drawer, but when she realized it needed six knobs (pricey!), out it went and in came a shelf made with luan wood and crates from Hobby Lobby.  She mod podged a $5 map to the drawer fronts, and dolled up a basic set of pulls for the rest of the drawers by wrapping them in twine, and wham, bam, it’s freakin’ adorable, ma’am.


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  1. a) both dressers are adorable
    b) i follow plenty of blogs that update more often than you. in this format, daily posts (or more) are totally acceptable. your posts brighten my day! so i wouldn’t want fewer of them, that’s for sure :)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Ditto Mama bean!

  3. Can u ask ur reader where she got the map paper used on her “after” dresser?
    Love both these Afters and love ur posts! Not too much posting IMHO

  4. Frankly, I wish all blogs updated as much as you do! I know that’s impractical for most, but I am a faithful fan of Better After and check in a few times a day to see when the new posts are up.

  5. I love your posting schedule! Keep it up!

    I have seen all these dresser makeovers that say just take out a drawer and add baskets! But how do you make a bottom for your new little shelf? I am not a DIY expert over here.

  6. Post away!!! I would read 50 a week! They are easy to read… short, sweet, and to-the-point. And I love the inspiration!!!

  7. I check at least once, sometimes twice, a day to see what you have. Love seeing what other people do with ‘rejects’. It’s my favorite sort of shopping…please keep up the current schedule. :)

  8. I especially love the map one! And I LOVE that you post a lot!! Keep it up! :)

  9. Uh, what? I wouldn’t mind if you posted even more! :)
    YHL posts what – about 7 entries per week, Monday thru Friday? You do a couple a day. It’s perfect!

    You are right about the format. You inject some humor into my sometimes foul work mood, then show me sweet before and afters that crafty, awesome people are making while my life drains away. I can always handle some more of that.

    Those dressers are both super cute.

  10. Your posts make my day. There can never be too many. Keep ‘em coming!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Your blog is my favorite, and I love that you post as often as you do. If you want to post the same kinds of things even more often, that would be great, too!

  12. Anonymous says:

    I love your daily updates! I’m a stay-at-home mom and Better After is my “me time” break. Thank you!

  13. I wish I was cool enough to make either one of those dressers.

  14. You just keep up the good work and post away as often as your little heart desires! I figure good bloggers like you make up for lazy people like me who have a hit and miss system of blogging!

    BTW, those dressers are both amazing! My son would have loved something like that when he was a kid…I don’t think his wife would appreciate it now though…lol!

    Thanks for sharing and all your hard work! :)

  15. Anonymous says:

    Actually, I get quite bummed out if I check your blog and I don’t see an update! Love your blog!!!

  16. You don’t post too much!! I’m disappointed if you don’t have a new before/after to show me when I log on. Keep on keeping on.

  17. Do. Not. Post. Less. Please!

  18. Anonymous says:

    In your case More = Better. Love your blog! Best blog on the web.

  19. Anonymous says:

    I only really stick with blogs that publish almost every day – if they are only posting 1x a week I wouldnt keep reading!

    PS – Looooove your blog :)

  20. Post, post, post! You could double or triple your posts and it wouldn’t be too many! I love the dressers too!

  21. Wow, thanks so much for the encouraging comments everyone! I’m feeling better already!

    PS: That map is from Barnes and Noble

  22. Anonymous says:

    Lindsey,

    I’ve been a ‘lurker’ on your blog for some time now, and have never commented before. But given your post today, thought you should know that your blog tops the list of my bookmarked faves *because* it is…well… creative, inspiring, witty, humorous, awesome *and* updated at least daily. It’s a comforting treat to see something new on each daily visit. Those that don’t update as often are, well, further down the list, heh.

    That said, please don’t feel you can’t take breaks now and again. I will definitely read as often as you care to post, but please do not feel obligated to entertain me (and your other adoring fans) unless it’s first and foremost fun for you. I think I’d be hard pressed to find any loyal readers who’d want you to continue to post at the expense of your health and/or sanity. Your posts will always be welcome in my window, as often or as infrequently as they arrive. Take care, have fun, and may you and your family have a blessed holiday season.

    ~~Swan

  23. Anonymous says:

    I love your format. Quick, fun, frequent. The big three. Thanks for your blog!

  24. I too love your blog, it so good to see how others have altered and upcycled items I find it all so very inspiring :)

    Keep up the good work and blog away I read all your posts and look forward to ever one

  25. Not to worry Lindsey. I think bloggers are supposed to post at least 1-3 times per week. Otherwise, people lose interest.
    As you have seen in these comments, there are TONS of people who love and faithfully follow your blog. It lights up our day and many of us check out your blog more than once a day.
    Keep posting, you are more than okay!

  26. I love your blog and wouldn’t mind 20 posts a week from you. Your posts are my favorites because they are to the point and if I wanted every post i read to have a tutorial I would click over! I love just the before and afters!!!

  27. Keep on posting!
    One-three times a week doesn’t sounds like alot. I’ve been blogging for 5 yrs & daily posts seems to be the best format but of course not always possible.

  28. I have to agree with what everyone has said so far – I love that you post ten times a week. I have six blogs on my favorites bar that I read every day over coffee when I wake up, and they all post about once a day. Your posts are always fun, quick reads with great pictures and links. I don’t agree with whoever wrote that you should only blog 1-3 days a week – I’ve actually stopped reading some blogs because of this. It makes me feel like the person doesn’t enjoy writing thier blog anymore.

    Anyway, I just had to put in my two cents and say a huge THANK YOU for posting as much as you do. I always look forward to reading Better After every day. You are different from most blogs. You always have something inspiring, or just fun to look at, or crazy ugly lamps and Madonna pictures. Love it!

  29. I love your blog! It’s my absolute favorite…don’t change-pretty please!

  30. I love looking at all your posts I would actually prefer that you did more. I love getting as many ideas as I can and looking at all the great before and afters.

  31. Anonymous says:

    love that you post 10 times a week! since your blog is mostly before and afters with cute fun short intros, it barely takes a whole lot of time to read and i get inspired :)

  32. Anonymous says:

    I love your blog just the way it is, so don’t go changin’.

  33. Love your posts!!! and how many times you post!

  34. Anonymous says:

    I check in a couple of times every day. I love your site. I would actually love to see more posts. Keep up the great work :)

  35. I know I am simply echoing everyone here, but please don’t post less. If anything, post more! I love your blog. It gets me through work!

  36. I love your blog *because* of your content and schedule! Your posts are quick, inspiring, and fun! Don’t change a thing! Optimization is one thing, but you have to stay true to who you are and what your content demands. LOVE Better After!

    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations
    http://shonaskye.blogspot.com

  37. Hi Lindsay, I found your blog via pinterest about a month ago and I have become a subscriber. I love that you update so regularly. I am reading back through your archives and I will be disappointed when all I get are 2 Better Afters a day. :)

  38. I will honestly say, I have stopped subscribing before to blogs that post too much.

    Yours is NOT one of them.

    I stop reading when I realize every time I see their blog name in my reader I say to myself “blah blah blah”.

    When I see your blog name, I say “hooray!” (I’m not exaggerating. I honestly have said that out loud before. Embarrassing!)

    Keep it up. Your format rocks. And I’d take 10 of your posts over 3 of most of the others!

  39. I personally love that you post a few times a day…. and I check in on you a few times a day. ;) As long as you have the time, I think you are doing just fine. But…I would never want you to burn your dinner just to get a post in. HA!! I also love your witty-humor and your short and sweet to the point posts.

    You have a great blog…. and I think you are doing just fine =)

  40. LOVE your blog & the many postings each day!!! it is such fun to come here and ooh & ahh over the after pics. please post as often as you wish. or more. :)

  41. Anonymous says:

    Honestly I find myself wishing you would post more frequently, as others have said. I love your blog.

  42. Your blog is the first of my day, it starts my creativity and I hope you don’t lessen it in anyway :D
    Thank you for all you do.

  43. Anonymous says:

    I agree, post MORE! Your posts are so fun. I love reading your intros, they could be longer, you are so entertaining.
    Don’t post less!!

  44. Anonymous says:

    I am totally addicted to your blog and am so happy I can get my daily “fix” of before and afters. The only thing I would like better is more posts ;-).

  45. PLEASE don’t start posting less!!!! It would make me sad… you don’t want to make me sad do you??? Of course not!

  46. PLEASE don’t start posting less!!!! It would make me sad… you don’t want to make me sad do you??? Of course not!

  47. I love that you update so often!!

  48. I love that you update so often!!

  49. I agree with Katie above – 1-3 times per week should be a minimum, not a maximum! I love reading your posts and would miss them if you skipped more than one day! PS – I love both these dresser makeovers!!

  50. definitely not overloading! I check the blog multiple times per day on the hope that you posted even more!

  51. No way are you posting too much! I love your blog. It is the highlight of my blog reading. I am disabled and in bed most of the day, my blog watching is a full time job and you’re tops on my list for reading and enjoying.

  52. OH MY GOSH! I wish you posted 100 times a day. Every time I see something pop up on FB I get excited to see what it is or I just randomly check your blog throughout the day cuz I know there is gonna be something inspiring there. Keep it up and those other bloggers are lazy! JK Thanks for making the internet a prettier place!

  53. I think I’ve told you this (not that you’re supposed to remember or anything…I can’t remember if I brushed my teeth this morning!), but I LOVE that you post more than once a day!! It’s so do-able because of your format that you mentioned. A visit to your blog is never a drag or drain…it’s a quick refreshment every time. Clever commentary and great before and afters – what could be better?!

  54. Your format is PERFECT! Please don’t feel intimidated or guilted into conforming to THEIR format! You are still my #1 stop every time I look at my blog collection!

  55. Your updates are like my daily coffee. I would miss them!

  56. Personally I love how often you post, I don’t think its overkill at all! I wish all my fave blogs posted daily but I know its not realistic for most, but I love that I can come here everyday for some fresh inspiration and eye candy, not to mention tons of laughs :)

  57. You are one of my Top Ten Blogs I check every single day! I know that there will always be a new super cool project to check out and it keeps me inspired and motivated. Please blog as often as you want, I love it :)

  58. Cute dressers.

    Running a blog is a lot of work from what I understand. Lots of time involved. I’d wish everyone posted like you but I know you guys have lives outside of your blogs. Besides. Here is where I come for my daily giggles. I love your sense of humor!
    With littles at home, littles in school, hubbies, keeping up the home plus I know some bloggers have day jobs away from home.
    I really appreciate all the post I do get to read and get ideas from.
    If you have the time and post 10 post a week, i’ll read them and if you drop to 5 post, i’ll read those too. :)

    Jake’s a Girl

  59. You’re one of my regular daily blog reads, and I’m so glad for your twice daily posts. I just read something from another blogger who said her posts weren’t getting through on fb to a lot of her readers. Just wanted to let you know that’s not happening with your posts here- I get em all and enjoy!

  60. Catherine says:

    Yes, I love your frequent posts! I definitely don’t want you to post less. If anything, MORE please! They’re so fun!

  61. I look forward to reading your blog every day! Please don’t cut back:)

  62. I LOVE your posts…the more the better!

  63. I can only agree with everyone else here….I love the number of posts you do. I would love even more as this is my absolute favorite of all blogs that I read! Keep up the great work, Lindsey!

  64. Anonymous says:

    >I’m not overloading you, right? Right? RIGHT?!

    Seriously? NO. You are awesome. Those who can’t handle it can click elsewhere.

  65. I LOVE this blog!!!!! I would check it 20 times a day (and some times do… I need a life!)

    Anyways- I love reading blogs and it doesn’t really matter HOW much bloggers blog to me as to WHEN they do. I LOVE blogs that have a “Schedule” of posts (Like, what/how many days a week they post) But random who knows when they’ll post blogs, I don’t really like :)

    Keep up your awesome blog!!!

  66. Anonymous says:

    I check your blog everyday! In fact I think I have a “Better After” addiction. :o) I’m glad there’s no known cure!

  67. Anonymous says:

    Your blog is one of my top three that I read EVERYDAY! Inspiration…you give it!

  68. Love your daily, or almost daily, posts. Actually, I miss them when you don’t post as often! You are one of my favorite blogs EVER! So, TALK TO ME, DOLLFACE! :)

  69. Anonymous says:

    Those people are crazy! I love how often you blog!! I check your site at least twice a day to see what’s new. I hate checking other bloggers blogs only to find nothing new. Its a waste of my time and frustrates me. Your blog is a breath of fresh air every time I check it! Thanks for being so on top of blogging and giving your readers what they want!

  70. Anonymous says:

    First time commenting here…

    I love this blog AND how frequently you post! Bloggers who post once a week? I don’t read their blogs!

    Keep doing what you’re doing!

  71. Anonymous says:

    keep posting. I can never get enough before and afters!

  72. Anonymous says:

    Yours is the email I look forward to daily! I love the before-and-after content, but your comments make me laugh out loud. And everyone needs a chuckle every day. Oh–yes…would love to know the map paper resource too.

  73. Don’t change!! I always get a little exited when I receive notification that you have a post. And most often than not when my email is way overloaded I still read yours! Short and sweet, funny and to the point. Before, after…done!

  74. I’m pretty much lovin’ the second dresser :-)

    As for how often to blog…Well I’ve become an even lazier blogger and have sort of gone to once a month publication schedule…although with Christmas nearly here, I’ve done more.

    Hey I don’t have any sponsors for my blog…why should I work that hard? hahhah

    As always, LOVE your blog no matter how many times you blog per week/per day :-) Keep up the great work and silly humor!

  75. You do not post too often, not in the least! “Better After” is one of my VERY favorites!

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  77. You can’t be seriously asking if you should post less – we need MORE BetterAfter!
    Your site is great, always makes me feel so much better!!
    Thank you!!!

  78. I love receiving the daily posts. Please don’t change a thing!

  79. You are so sweet and fun. I love every post. Your excellent sense of humor makes my day. Every day! Don´t stop, please.

  80. You definitely don’t post too often! I looooove Better After!!! Often if I look at the list of emails in my inbox, and it’s really long, if I don’t have time to go through all of them, I at least look at the Better After ones. They’re the best! I always look forward to your posts. Don’t post less often. We love you!

  81. More posts more often…I am a loyalist!

  82. If there are any changes in posts at all, it should be there needs to be MORE.

    I love Better After, and check in at least twice a day.

    Weekends are so hard to be away from you. (hint, hint) I know it is hard work, but it is your fault that we love this blog.

  83. I love your blogs and get really disappointed if it doesn’t show up early when I can get to my email. I would be happy with you posting 3 times a day….so keep on blogging. Remember that was only someones opinion about 1 to 3 times a week and when we want their opinion we will give it to them :O)
    Dido

  84. I love your blog I look forward to seeing the daily before and afters dont change a thing!!!

  85. Ditto what each and every person has said! I don’t think I’ve commented on your blog yet (though I do vote when I really love something), so I’m coming out of the woodwork to say how much I love reading your blog! It’s by far my favorite! Not only for the before and after shots, but because of who you are – your humor is spot on! So, please keep doing what you’re doing as often as you are (or more :))…you have a gift!

  86. 1-3 times a week?! I’d have serious withdrawls from you! I get so excited when your email drops into my inbox, I save it for last, and then enlarge it to take up my whole screen so I can just revel in whatever glorious project you’ve brought me today! And then, if there’s only an update for one post, I get kinda sad, cuz’ I was hoping for more eye-candy! Keep ‘em coming!

  87. I love your blog as is. Don’t change a thing!

  88. Actually, I only check blogs that post more than 3 times a week. If I take the time to visit, I want to see something new! I check yours everyday because you post so often. If they want to make money at it, they should work it! Ha, ha! I like the way you are short and sweet and I like some of the blog posts of others-if they are funny. I don’t necessarily want to hear about how their dear Johnny did at school that day, KWIM? Keep on keepin on!

  89. PALLEASE! I think you don’t post often enough. I LOVE your posts and think your so clever. Please don’t withhold from me ;)

    Awesome dressers ps!

  90. I look forward to your posts. The more frequent my favorite bloggers post the happier I am!!

  91. Anonymous says:

    Love your blog–please don’t change it! Yours is the only one I follow, largely because of your frequent posts…and hilariousness!

  92. Both so adorable!

  93. Love your blog! If you wanted to do more posts, that would be fun, but your current level of posting is perfect!

  94. No matter what other people say, keep doing what you do best! I love the fact that you post twice a day, five days a week. It’s one of the things that keeps me coming back — that along with the great before and after photos! In fact, the blogs that only post one to three times a week are the ones I eventually forget about and/or quit checking. Not enough to keep me interested. My favorites post at least five times a week, so keep up the great work!

  95. Anonymous says:

    I don’t drink coffee and I’ve dieted for years. If you go less than ten posts a week it will send me over the edge. Do you want to be responsible for my jitters and weight gain? Didn’t think so.

  96. Agree, your format is different, short and sweet and inspiring and fine to blog the amount you do.

  97. Anonymous says:

    I LOVE all your posts….your blog is my reward when I go to bed at night and log onto my tablet. Keep up your phenomenal work:-)

  98. I don’t really need to add my vote, but I used to blog daily and I know lots of others that have done the same and it is totally acceptable to me. Your blog is always interesting and enjoyable and I love seeing what others do with stuff whether the end result is something I like or not. I am always disappointed there are not more so I go and browse your archives.

  99. I love your posts and am so glad you post often! I come visit every day! I wish I would remember to take ‘before’ pictures so I could send you some of my do overs : ) Janet

  100. Anonymous says:

    You are a little perk to my day, just keep on keeping on:)

  101. Anonymous says:

    Don’t you dare stop posting so much! You’re my smile every day! :-)

  102. I didn’t know you could blog too mucho?

    Although I assume when I’m feeling blah and go a week and a half without blogging that that is probably a no. :) oops.

    Love that map dresser! The robot is cool too, but I want the map dresser.

  103. I LOVE reading your stuff everyday. Its what gets my morning going. :)

  104. Please don’t stop posting the way you do! I love coming to your site and almost always seeing something new.

  105. Your blog is the BEST!! Don’t change it.

  106. I would read dozens of your posts a day. I don’t have it in me to redo furniture but I have a sick obsession with the idea of it so I LOVE when you do multiple posts a day or week!

  107. Those are so cool! I don’t mind if you post 10 times a week. I’ve gotten a little behind lately on mine, but usually I post a lot during the week. No one ever complains. Your blog is very inspiring and entertaining so I know I don’t mind at all. I am a new follower by the way, and I’ve really enjoyed my visit!

    Thanks & Happy Holidays!

    Sarah
    http://skylarinc.blogspot.com/

  108. You are hilarious and your posts are like a little piece of chocolate – I need more than one to get me through the day. :)

  109. I LOVE your posts and could never OD on them. Keep ‘em coming!

    Cathy

  110. You are definitely NOT posting too much. I’d be happy if you posted a bit more, to tell the truth. I love the before and afters you showcase.

  111. WOW!!! I LOVE them!! Good job. I love the baskets in place of drawers.

  112. I’m late to this party, but I absolutely love your blog, it always makes me smile! I certainly don’t think you over-post. Just saying though, I’d love it if you did!

  113. I LOVE that you post several times a day!! It’s why you’re the one blog I most definitely check when I get a second! Keep it up if you’re up to it. I LOOOOVVVEEE it. :)

  114. Love your blog and consider it one of the better ones but I suscribe to a couple dozen and it gets over-whelming especially since I am in chemo. Finding I have to delete pages without ever looking at or reading them. So guess it depends on volume.

  115. I LOVE that you update so often. It makes me happy to see all the before and afters.

  116. Everyday when my email notification dingles around 4pm (the witching hour…just picked kids up from school) I know it is your post and it makes me happy, happy. You could post 30 times a week and it would barely be enough. Love it!!

  117. Keep posting, even more. Love it!

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