Rasberry Display

Sing it with me, “She wore a raaaaaaspberry beret! The kind you find in a second-hand store!” You know what else you can find in a second-hand store?  Old furniture that needs new life!  And come to think of it, I’ve never actually found a raspberry beret in a second-hand store.  I’ve never actually looked for one.  But I did find a gold sequined fanny-pack once, and I’m still mad at myself for not buying it.  I’ve been trying to bring fanny packs back for years now, but I’m having a hard time getting anyone onboard my train.  I don’t understand it. They’re so handy!  C’mon!  Get onboard this train.

Anyway, this train has kind of derailed, so lets get back on track with where I was going to begin with: raspberry makeovers!  Here comes one now from Christina Miller at Phoenix Restoration. Before, a veneer covered dresser of unspecialness.  Now?  Super special! And that color! Yum.

 

Love Fuchsia? Don't miss these bright makeover at betterafter.net

 

Love Fuchsia? Don't miss these bright makeover at betterafter.net

 

And speaking of unspecialness, Megan had herself a rug that was as exciting as a Wheat Thin.  So … not very exciting. It kind of looks like a giant Wheat Thin.  And everyone knows Wheat Thins are better with a little something sweet on top.  How about … raspberry! See her blog Rappsody in Rooms to find out how she did this with tape, paint, and patience.

Love Fuchsia? Don't miss these bright makeover at betterafter.net

 

Love Fuchsia? Don't miss these bright makeover at betterafter.net


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Dresser Expressions

Oh, this dresser!  What a hard life it must have lived.  I want to give him a hug, poor thing.

Luckily, Deb gave him the furniture equivalent of a hug: a solid scrub and a fresh paint job that restored his pride and dignity. What a fancy boy he is now!  I really have to stop personifying furniture, people are going to start thinking I am strange.

See more from Deb at Lake Girl Paints.

 

See this gray and white-washed dresser makeover at betterafter.net

 

See this gray and white-washed dresser makeover at betterafter.net


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Chronicles of Hernia

They say nothing in life is free, but ‘they’ obviously don’t check the free section of Craigslist often. Because if they did, they would have seen this old dresser that Andrea scored for zip zilch zero dollars. Sure, she had to drive out to the middle of nowhere where it had been sitting in a ditch for two days and load into the back of her car by herself, but a hernia is a small price to pay for the perfect little TV stand, right?

Read more on Andrea’s blog Arch, and find out what she discovered in the bottom drawers!

See this classic gray and white TV stand at betterafter.net

See this classic gray and white TV stand at betterafter.net


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TV console is keyed up!

Holy moly, are you watching The Voice?  I used to love that show.  I can’t even handle it lately.  These battle rounds are the worst!  It’s just a scream-fest to see who can out-shout R. Kelly songs at each other. I can’t even handle it.  My husband, on the other hand, is a huge fan.  I’m afraid we are going to be those people who need the special tv-watching headphones to keep our marriage alive sooner than we think.

But here’s something I could watch all day: furniture transformations! Stephanie at Simply Swider wanted a sleek new TV console. What she found was an outdated TV console from a hotel liquidation for $30.  Close enough.  With fresh paint and a Greek-key design she made with trim pieces, it totally looks the part now.  Swanky!

 A lovely white console complete with Greek Key trimming at betterafter.net

 

A lovely white console complete with Greek Key trimming at betterafter.net


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