Rock Is Dead

Somebody once spent a lot of time and effort cutting rocks into triangles and cementing them to the bottom of this defenseless cabinet.  I’m sure it was … cool … at the time?  Sorry to whoever that was, because Better After reader Lesli came along and chiseled them out as soon as she got the chance, replacing them with a lovely fabric and a new white paint job all around.

Even though it looks a hundred times better now, I still feel a little bit bad for whoever that schmuck was. But then again, someday our children will probably say something like, “Oh my gosh mother, you painted grandma’s mahogany buffet TANGERINE?!” And we’ll shrug and be like “It was cool at the time!”

PS: Thanks for all the stinky washer tips.  I probably should have clarified that I do not own a highfalutin’ front loader HE thing of beauty, just a regular old top loader.  But, someone kindly sent me a great link to help you destink either one!  Check that out right HERE.



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  1. I like that you took the rock out. It looks so much better!!!! Love the white color too.

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  2. It was ‘probably’ (read ‘definitely’) a man who shoved all those rocks into the front of the poor cabinet in the first place! Glad it is all prettied up! Looks great in white. :)

  3. We just moved into a place with a washer like yours- top loading and stinky. I tried that stuff you linked to clean it but it wasn’t until I took everything I could out/off of that pole in the middle (for fabric softener I guess) that I found tons of gross stuff and poured lots of bleach on it that it went away. I took out a cup thing off the top (pull hard) and then something that was supposed to keep water from leaking down out. Then I saw hardware and gross. Now I just leave that stuff off so it will stay dry since I use dryer sheets and not liquid softener. I hope this helps.

  4. You are so right! My mom was the queen of wallpaper and contact paper and paint in the 70’s. Styles sure do come and go.

  5. Now that is definitely “Better After”. Whew that rock, I’m sure she is glad it’s gone!

  6. Looks good! Although I actually think the rocks might’ve looked a little more natural in the white setting than they did in the wood setting. :^) And you are SO right about what our kids are going to say to us one day. While I love the color schemes that are going on right now (grey and yellow, turquoise and red), I can’t help but think that someday they’ll be the avocado and orange of their time. :^)

  7. It looks soooo much better. I’d really like to know how she added the wood detail on bottom. Very pretty.

  8. I <3 Tangerine!!! I am planning on painting the inside of the china hutch (that is languishing in the shed at present) tangerine. Waffling on the outside, antique white or a blue-grey.

  9. I <3 Tangerine!!! I am planning on painting the inside of the china hutch (that is languishing in the shed at present) tangerine. Waffling on the outside, antique white or a blue-grey.

  10. Oh my gosh – this is so beautiful now! I would never have thought to take out those rocks!!!

  11. “defenseless cabinet”. You are HYSTERICAL. Seriously.

  12. Definitely looks much better without those rocks.

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