Look at a boy like Ned Silverton—he’s really too good to be used to refurbish anybody’s social shabbiness.
It was a keen satisfaction to feel that, for a few months at least, she would be independent of her friends’ bounty, that she could show herself abroad without wondering whether some penetrating eye would detect in her dress the traces of Judy Trenor’s refurbished splendour.
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It was spalike by comparison and had been recently refurbished in shades of beige.
Piper Kerman -- Orange Is the New Black
She was casually surveying the house, which at that point appeared, at least on view from the street, to have been totally refurbished.