Elephant Barred!

I’m just going to come right out and talk about the elephant in the room.  Or, more precisely, the elephant who has now exited the room, after he obviously destroyed these chairs. Who invited him anyway? Sheesh.

It’s OK though, because DeDe at Designed Decor has fixed them right up, and they are seriously stunning.  Seriously.  Just look at that woodgrain shine!

A beautiful cain chair makeover at betterafter.net

A beautiful cain chair makeover at betterafter.net


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Campaign Management

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!  If I was a good blogger, I’d have a big round-up of green-themed makeovers to share, but I’m not and I don’t.  I didn’t even know that today WAS St. Patrick’s Day, until my kids reminded me this morning. So I hustled downstairs to make green pancakes before they went to school, which they were happy to NOT eat because they had already eaten breakfast, but didn’t tell me that until after I had made a big stack of shamrock-shaped pancakes, which were 0% recognizable as shamrocks. At least my son went to school in a green shirt.  A shirt that I’m pretty sure he slept in last night.  Yep, I’ve got it together over here!  I blame the newborn who never sleeps more than two hours at a time.

In other, more interesting news, check out this campaign dresser makeover by Better After reader Maribeth.  It didn’t start out as a campaign dresser though, just a simple handmade dresser that her father-in-law had built over 30 years ago.  It was high time for a fresh look, so she taped the edges and varnished the rest in red mahogany, then used L-brackets and new pulls for that campaign look.  Love it!

Campaign Style dresser makeover at betterafter.net

 Campaign Style dresser makeover at betterafter.net

PS: Have you entered the MyQ Garage giveaway?  It’s one of the coolest products I’ve tried in a while, and it could be yours!


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Don’t meddle with mod.

Maybe you see this beautiful – if a little worn out and beaten up – mid century modern coffee table, and you are holding your breath, hoping to all goodness that it hasn’t been painted aqua and distressed, the drawers lined with kicky scrapbook paper, and a bird and or an inspirational phrase stenciled across the top. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

On something else.

But fear not. Beck knows her stuff, and did everything right with this solid walnut piece; just a good old fashioned stripping, sanding and refinishing job to bring out its original shine. Perfect.

See more at Beckwith’s Treasures.

 

A beautiful mid century coffee table makeover at betterafter.net

 

A beautiful mid-century coffee table makeover at betterafter.net


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Chest Pains

Kathryn had big visions for this chest, visions that didn’t include the strange swirly things snaking up the sides. But, try as she might, she couldn’t budge them an inch.  “Just make them into flames,” her husband urged.  Pssh, silly boys, what do they know?  Then it hit her.  Make them into FLAMES!  Yes! Brilliant!

Now everyone wins.  Her son got a super cool fire-fighter themed toy box, she got the satisfaction of a job well done, and yes, her husband gets the credit for the idea.  You won’t want to miss what she put on the inside, take a look on her blog The Junk in our Trunks.

 

Firefighter themed toybox makeover!   featured on betterafter.net

Firefighter themed toybox makeover!   featured on betterafter.net

 

Deb also had her hands full with a chest in dire need of a makeover. This one had been in the family since way back when Grandma was a teenager and was starting to show its age.  Deb gave it a quick pick-me-up with a fresh coat of paint and stain and poly, then topped it off with a sentimental touch: a hand-painted stamp bearing the family name.  Granny would be proud! And probably want it back!

See more on her blog  Lake Girl Paints .

 

Heirloom cedar chest gets a timeless update.  featured on betterafter.net

Heirloom cedar chest gets a timeless update.  featured on betterafter.net


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