Kids, gather ’round and let Auntie Lindsey pass on a few pearls of wisdom.  Lesson number one: don’t judge a book by it’s character.  Or … something like that.  What I’m saying is, if you are scrolling through Craigslist one day, and you find a hulking laminate credenza of boringness, try to look past all that.  Imagine what it could become if you painted it, raised it up on little feet and added some flair in the form of gold push plates!  What are push plates, you ask?  Hush dear children.  Google it on your phones or something.

Lesson number two: When you go to pick up your credenza, please take a friend and advise a third party of your whereabouts, because who knows what kind of creepers you might find on Craigslist. 

Lesson number three: learn all this and more from Heidi, who will even give you an up close look at her lovely golden push plates and even where to order them on her blog Heidi Schatze.


Coming soon!  Send your original picture to betterafter(at),
subject line ‘Ugly Lamp’ by August 10th to enter!  More info HERE.

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  1. July 29, 2013 / 11:15 PM

    LOL Lindsey! This post was funny. and the furniture looks fabulous!! Love the push plates *googling on computer*

  2. July 29, 2013 / 11:26 PM

    This makeover is over the top gorgeous!!!!!
    I avoid furniture like that piece ( like the plague ) but will definitely look at them differently now!!!!!
    Fabulous before/after Aunt Lindsey!

  3. July 30, 2013 / 4:39 PM

    Just wanted to let you know that the link to ‘Picked and Painted goes to the same blog as the ‘push plate’ piece. 🙂

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