Candy Crush

Candy Crush

So, FYI, Easter is on Sunday.  THIS Sunday.  Did it sneak up on you too?  It’s like a month ahead of schedule this year!  Sheesh.  I’m still recovering from St. Patrick’s Day.  Ha ha, not really.  Our St. Patrick’s Day celebration consisted of wishing each other a Happy St. Patrick’s Day.  Although, I did get a bit of hate mail for my ‘unenthusiastic’ feelings toward the holiday.  So that was fun.

But no one can accuse me of being an Easter scrooge!  Easter YEAH!  Easter HEY!  Easter WOO! Here come some candy-colored makeovers to celebrate the season of rebirth!

Kat at Katch of the Day made over this dresser with the great shade of robin’s egg blue, or Cadbury egg blue, as I like to think of it.  Can you believe she found this perfect condition vintage Basset dove-tailed drawer dresser on the curb?  The CURB!

And not only does this coral ombre dresser makeover remind me of a big bowl of jelly beans, yumz, Sarah at Funcycled also gives the full tutorial on how to paint ombre.  Hint: Start with drawer number four.

Better After reader Laurena found this little hutch on Kijiji, and painted it yellow.  Hold on a second, it’s not yellow!  That’s because she hated that horrible yellow and it killed her painting mojo for a while.  Then one day, when her mojo had recovered, she started mixing a few paints together, landed on this beautiful blue, and it was happily ever after from there.

OK, this dresser already looked pretty darn good.  And all the cute accessories certainly didn’t hurt.  (Note to self: start decorating with pinwheels immediately).  But Jenna wanted more. Not a lot more. Just a hint of mint. A sheen of green. A shade of jade. I can do this all day. A gauge of sage. A deal of teal.  A degree of pea. Ok, it’s getting weird.  So she added just a touch of color to the inner panels and it makes all the difference. See more on her blog Paddington Way.

And what’s an Easter roundup without a little yellow?  Here are some of my favorite yellow springtime things: daffodils, baby chicks, Peeps, and this happy dresser from Becky at The Barefoot Seamstress. (I was actually lying about loving one of those yellow things.  Guess which one.  Hint: it’s not Becky’s dresser! Becky’s dresser is fab!)

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  1. March 29, 2013 / 3:49 PM

    Great makeovers! But it’s the title of the post that really caught my eye…I’m addicted to that dumb game!

  2. March 29, 2013 / 4:01 PM

    I’m normally firmly planted in the “I Hate Intentionally Distressed Furniture with the Passion of a Thousand Suns…BLECH, GAG, COUGH” category, but I truly adore that yellow dresser. That is a job well done!

  3. March 29, 2013 / 5:10 PM

    Okay, Lindsay, I love reading your blog. The before and afters are eye candy, but you just make me laugh and I love it. That was an excellent display of Easter enthusiasm right there.

  4. March 29, 2013 / 5:18 PM

    I’m guessing that the yellow thing you don’t really like is Peeps. I don’t like them very much either.

    BTW – If you’re only “unenthusiastic” about St. Patrick’s day, then you like it more than I do. I don’t even like the color green. (Except Sage. Sage isn’t so bad.)

    All these dresser makeovers are cute, but my favorite is the first one. I love all things blue! Even blue peeps. (Not really.)

  5. March 29, 2013 / 5:47 PM

    The thing you don’t love in that list? I’m guessing Peeps…at least I hope it’s Peeps. I’m having trouble imagining anyone not loving chicks or daffodils. Not that I’d stop reading your blog if you didn’t love chicks and daffodils, just sayin’. You will fill us in on which is the right answer, right?? I must know! 😉

  6. March 29, 2013 / 7:50 PM

    I love what you wrote, but I love the replies equally as much. lol Of course I love the Ombre, but the yellow one caught my eye, too. Very festive indeed! Thanks for sharing. 🙂


  7. March 29, 2013 / 8:58 PM

    I can’t believe you ever get hate mail. I love reading your intros. I think my favorite is Laurena’s this time, but it’s hard to choose a favorite as they are all great, the blue one is second up as that is my favorite color.

  8. March 29, 2013 / 9:12 PM

    Lovely redos, and hee hee ha ha ho ho you really are a talented writer. 🙂

  9. March 29, 2013 / 11:29 PM

    Haha, Yes, it’s PEEPS! I think they are actually quite cute, but totally barfy to eat.

  10. March 30, 2013 / 12:48 AM

    Each of those turned out just lovely. My furniture projects haven’t had much luck lately.

  11. March 30, 2013 / 1:48 AM

    What the heck are Peeps? I’m an Aussie so have no idea. Then again without being Aussie I still have no idea…about much really. I DO though, have sighs going, Oohhh, love that! OOooh love THAT one too..oh and THAT one is even nicer! But Peeps? You got me there.

  12. March 30, 2013 / 3:30 AM

    Lindsey, you are so rad. Love this post! And thank you for showing my blue dresser with such fabulous other candy-coded beauties! Gorgeous pieces!


  13. April 3, 2013 / 2:18 AM

    Thanks for featuring my blue commode! I was a tad excited to see it amongst all of the beautiful makeovers. 🙂 So inspiring.

  14. Karen
    April 12, 2014 / 7:44 AM

    Seeing Kat’s blue dresser against her beige walls inspired me to paint my “fake maple with corny wheels” serving cart the same hue. It is now a cool bar/ hospitality cart. Ah, the transformative power of paint.
    Found this post on pinterest. Have been perusing your newer and old posts. Altho i am, as i said, inspired by the subject matter, what really keeps me on the site is your sense of humor. Tried to subscribe but got an error message twice.
    I’m guessing it’s peeps you don’t like. 🙂 I never understood why they are so popular either.

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