Sunday, October 16

All Retro Laminate Furniture Goes to Heaven

I am retro laminate furniture's dream.  Nuff said.

I would love to buy new furniture every year.  I love furniture and I wish that I had the financial means to switch things in my house out for new stuff whenever the mood strikes me.  Unfortunately, the Langfords live on planet Earth, and I pretty sure the selfish people that lived here before us cut down that blasted money tree and took it with them.   Trust me I have looked everywhere for it, even under the deck.  So for now, Matt and I are stuck with our perfectly fine old furniture.

That brings to me to the point of this tale, which I will sing to you in the tune of Will Smith's "Fresh Prince of Belair"

This is a story all about how
Our furniture got painted and tricked out now
I'd like to take a minute...tell a story to you
About how our old furniture became brand new.

Out in East Sunrise born and raised
was a boy called Matt who played most of his days
Running around, his parents said
We should buy Matt a dresser and a bed.
Twenty years later who would have known
Matt and I would still be giving that furniture a home.
Laminate, Brass, Retro and Gold
The only thing it lacked was a nice coat of mold.

So I...grabbed up a brush and a can full of paint
All that hard work, I felt like a Saint.
Now as it sits so new in the room
I can definitely say it is no longer doomed.

Two decades later you can't even tell
that his laminate furniture was headed to hell.
Good intentions and a sweet little wife
To that old furniture she gave new life.

Okay, so was that rocking rhyme a complete waste of time or pure genius?
Don't answer that!


Anyway, I finally finished giving Matt's 20+ year old bedroom set a make over so we could continue using it in our guest bedroom.  I think it has come a long way from where it started, and I will feel comfortable giving it a home for at least another 2.5 years, or until I find that blasted money tree.


Much better!


Jenn Lawlor :) said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Looks all ready for a visit from "Auntie Jenn" ;) I'm dying over that mirror too. Omg! I've been wanting to find one I can make black for my bdrm. You rock Chelle. Almost as much as your song. Lol

Jane said...

They turned out so cute! You did a fantastic job.

Maloree said...

they look great! & I happened to love the Will Smith "redo"

Chelle said...

Thanks Ladies. I am so happy with how it turned out.

Shannon @ Why Not On A Tuesday said...

Haha, love the Fresh Prince rap!

Val @ It's Always Sunny in Somerville said...

They look great - and the rap is priceless!

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