Let the springshine in!

Let the springshine in!

Isn’t it a little strange that it’s technically still winter until March is almost over?  It’s March!  I don’t care if it’s 10 below outside, it’s March! And March equals spring! And spring equals happy colors as fresh and bright as springshine.  That should be a real word.

Here’s a happy media console makeover from Shawna at Furniture Works. We are not officially sure that this really is a media console, because it obviously hails from a time gone by, where the only media available was like, your grandpa’s slideshows.  But that’s what Shawna decided it’s going to be today, and after a glossy coat of Peppermint Leaf, it’s so lovely it can be whatever it wants.

Check out these two awesome table makeovers at betterafter.net

Check out these two awesome table makeovers at betterafter.net

Check out these two awesome table makeovers at betterafter.net

And here is a relative of Shawna’s console: this sweet buffet table from Better After reader Kristyn. Doesn’t it look like they could be cousins? Step-sisters? Anyway, she painted it with the luxurious shade Deep Ocean, which emphasizes the gold handles in the best possible way, and makes me long for spring!  (I’m just trying to be sympathetic, it’s actually glorious weather here. Ha!  I mean … sad face).

Check out these two awesome table makeovers at betterafter.net

Check out these two awesome table makeovers at betterafter.net





  1. Jane
    March 5, 2014 / 7:27 AM

    Ah … some bright spring colors is just what the doctor ordered! Love the fresh green and oceany blue.

    I never tire of looking at the “before” and thinking I would have no idea what to do with it … and then to see the “after”. WOW!

  2. Debra Lewis
    March 5, 2014 / 7:28 AM

    I love these colors! So refreshing. And we are having great weather here in Florida also.

  3. March 5, 2014 / 8:02 AM

    These are great! Do you know what type of paint was used?

  4. Bee
    March 5, 2014 / 8:26 AM

    That green table is improved but still a strange shape to use. Would like to see it in context. Is she going to put a TV on it? I wonder if it would work as a bench, with a cushion on it. In an entryway. Either way, it’s a good save.

    The white-to-blue serving table is a fabulous makeover. That table was meant to be blue; it just didn’t know it. I would merchandise it as a bar table…but that’s just me. Good job!

  5. Jessica H
    March 5, 2014 / 8:40 AM

    Yes, these were both good. They weren’t painting anything but cheap wood and the second one is just perfect. I’d love to find a piece of furniture like that at a yard sale. I have just the spot for it.

  6. March 5, 2014 / 9:05 AM

    I’ll give you a pass since you live in Arizona, but until these 20″ of snow start melting, I’ll be hibernating. Spring hates us in the midwest! 🙂

  7. March 5, 2014 / 10:24 AM

    Amanda, you asked what kind of paint I use. I always use Advance by Benjamin Moore on all my furniture redos, then finish with a paste wax top coat. Thanks for looking! And thanks to Lindsey for featuring my table! 🙂

    Bee … the table is 24″ high so it’s a bit tall for a bench. It seems to lend itself to a TV on top — it would be about the right height for TV viewing. I sure wish I knew more about its origins!

  8. March 5, 2014 / 11:31 AM

    ugh! You and your family are welcome to come visit anytime Beth!

  9. Kristyn
    March 6, 2014 / 6:37 PM

    Amanda, I used Benjamin Moore, Regal Select Deep Ocean in a pearl finish. It went on beautifully! Thanks so much for all the love and to Lindsey for featuring my piece:) I’m ready for spring!!!

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