Bikes & Butterflies

Bikes & Butterflies

Whenever I try to explain my blog to someone who has no idea what a blog is or does, it’s always difficult.  I’m like, “OK, so Better After is where I feature tons of before and after projects of all kinds of stuff.  Like thrift-store makeovers or room renovations, things like that.”
*blank stare*
“For instance, someone will paint a dresser, and then send pictures of it to me!”
So … someone paints a dresser … and then YOU paint the dresser?
“No, I mostly just show what they’ve done.”
Like, painted a dresser?
“Yes, exactly.”  
So, you show everyone on the internet a dresser you painted.
“No.  Well, sometimes. But mostly I show what other people have done.  Makeovers. Of their stuff. You know.”
So, do you sell this furniture you’ve painted?
“No.  You’re still not getting it. That’s not it at all.”
You should show me how to log in to your blogsite sometime, so I can see all your furniture for sale. I need a new dresser.

This conversation has truthfully happened more than once.  Anyway, if I actually manage to get my point across, I like to point out that it’s not just any old furniture makeovers here.  I love to feature things with a little extra something special.  Like this one here:

So cute! From Beth at Sawdust and Embryos.
And not only is this dresser extra fun, it was inspired by the Pan Mass Challenge, an annual 200 mile bike race/fundraiser that raises money to fight cancer, a cause dear to Debbie’s heart. See the story on her blog Painted Therapy. Funnily enough, this one actually IS for sale!

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  1. April 10, 2013 / 9:32 PM

    I don’t understand. Can you come to my house and paint my dresser?

    😉 These are fabulous. I love the butterflies.

  2. April 11, 2013 / 4:49 AM

    I guess some people just refuse to listen to what you’re saying. Anyway, I love the second dresser both ways. People are just so creative. I love it!

  3. April 11, 2013 / 12:55 PM

    I am such a blog junkie that I am shocked when I talk with someone who is still unfamiliar with them. I am still freaking out that Google Reader is going away. Better After is a MUST READ for me.

    That Sawdust & Embryos always has something cool to share. xo

  4. April 12, 2013 / 5:35 AM

    I share your sigh … my mom still can quite figure out how to find my blog.


    I love the story behind the butterfly dresser. And have been eyeing that bike dresser at linky parties and on Pinterest …


  5. April 12, 2013 / 6:14 AM

    The butterfly one made me smile on accident. Thanks!

  6. April 12, 2013 / 7:37 AM

    You have a blog? Lol – so glad you do because my life would be so dull and boring without it! 🙂 Cute dressers- makes me want to tackle the one sitting in my garage before I accidentally run into it with my car!

  7. April 13, 2013 / 3:25 AM

    Thanks for posting my bicycle dresser. It was so fun to make and I’m glad it’s found a new home.

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