Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Bachelorette

In honor of our semi-addiction to terrible TV, this furniture transformation is brought to you by "The Bachelorette" (please don't sue us, ABC Television - we're fans!).  It also has a little "Extreme Makeover" thrown in for good measure (See?  We watch all of your shows!).  This lovely bachelorette comes to us from Washington, DC, at an estate sale on my sister's street (talk about our picker not having to work very hard).  Laura/Lola saw her in a home that was about to be gutted and renovated, and we'd like to think that our bachelorette took the same journey as the house.  She's named Bernadette after the very nice man running the sale.  Hey, it's hard to make "Bernard" sound feminine, okay?

Let's not pay any attention to the fact that Bernadette sat in Laura/Lola's house for a YEAR with GREEN SHRINK WRAP holding her together (a lovely look, I must say), and the house that she came from?  Renovated entirely before we even cut the shrink wrap off of her!  In fact, the new family in the house is probably already thinking of moving.....but we finally got to her.  She was a little rough around the edges, but had distinguishing features that we knew could be brought back to life. As we often hear from our FAVORITE Monday night television drama that is in no way overexaggerated, she had a lot of love to give.  And some hot tubs to try. (At least a wipedown with some warm water.)


It took a little trial and error, though, as any good dating show, er, furniture project, does.  First, we tried painting her yellow, but Bernadette put up a fight (I told you she was a little rough around the edges).  She went a little "West Virginia hood rat" on the yellow and bled through, almost as if her spray tan was too dark for a light color.  (And if you get that reference, you might be eligible to join our club, Terrible TV Addicts Anonymous.)

So we settled on a classy gray! 

Now she's gorgeous enough to jaunt around the world with multiple suitors, but she prefers life in North Carolina (so why didn't they choose any bachelors from NC?).  Anyway, we'd like to think she finally handed out her final rose and settled down for good.  Here she is, enjoying life in Dumped and Discovered reader April's house.  (There are even wedding pictures in her now!  That's got to be a good omen for Emily, right?)


Happy Junkin'!

Sarah

35 comments:

  1. I love the makeover! The gray is so elegant and classy...perfect for a lady!

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  2. You were right, gray is perfect for this piece!

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  3. Oh my gosh, I almost peed my pants when I read the "hood rat" reference. I am a faithful watcher of the Bachelorette smutt. This piece is far classier than Emily, I must say. Thanks for making me laugh!!

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  4. That is stunning! I love how it turned out!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  5. That hutch turned out great, you did a very good job on it!

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  6. Love the makeover! Gray is definately her color. Love it!

    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  7. Gray seems to be the hot color right now - she looks lovely!

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  8. This turned out so pretty. And I know from experience what a job it was...Connie

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  9. Oh my gosh, that color is gorgeous! Love it! Found your link on Faded Charm.

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  10. Newest follower! What a fun blog! Visiting from I'm Not a Trophy Wife! Laura@imnotatrophywife.com

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  11. Really Gorgeous!
    Danielle @ The Retail DIYet

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  12. Love the gray! It is my new favorite neutral! Great job!

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  13. Your Funny and this is Gorgeous!

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  14. wow that turned out great!! love the gray. i am visiting from Local Sugar Hawaii's Wordless Wednesday.
    http://lifeonmavenue.blogspot.com

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  15. It's amazing in that gray! It's as if it was meant to be that color the whole time and finally someone got it right! Love it!

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  16. Oh this is too much! I have the almost exact hutch - mine belonged to a friend who had inheirited his family's house and it was filled with old furniture...most of it had been given away and the cabinet remained in the garage...I admired it and he told me I could have it...we brought it home and it sat for a few years before we did our living room over...I thought about painting it...but once I cleaned it up (years of nicotine)...and gave it some wax - she really looked good...she now sits in out living room and displays my husband's German beer steain collection. ;)

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  17. This just a stunner. So beautiful I love the color. Great piece for displays.

    Cynthia

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  18. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/06/show-your-stuff-29-mini-cherry.html

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  19. This is lovely! And your post kept me entertained the whole way through!

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  20. This is gorgeous! I love it. Classy gray and yummy!

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  21. Beautiful..what paint did you use?

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  22. I have the exact same cabinet. The only difference I can see are the wooden pieces in the inside of the glass. How did you paint them. I have been wanting to paint mine for quite some time.

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  23. Gorgeous! And the gray really suits Miss Bernadette.. You guys did a fabulous job as always! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  24. Oh my! I LOVE this, you are amazing! The grey is just perfect... you're so funny! <3 from your newest follower, I’d be delighted if you’d follow back!
    ~Misty
    413 Sparrow Lane

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  25. Gray was the perfect choice - very sophisticated!

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  26. What a beautiful beautiful transformation ( it needs 2 beautifuls, it's that special )
    Loving it
    Your newest follower - would love to have you come by for a visit and follow back!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  27. Absolutely gorgeous! I cannot even begin to imagine that piece in yellow, but it certainly makes quite a statement in gray. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  28. Gorgeous!! I love the color!

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  29. Lovely! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  30. I love my hutch!

    Here's a better look at her contents:
    http://alizadventures.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-bachelorette-in-my-foyer.html

    Thanks, Sarah!

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  31. Love this color! Excellent job!

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