7.25.2010

Drab to fab dresser update

I have this horrible habit of not taking before pictures. The only photo I have is the one from the ad…
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I picked it up from kijiji for $20, brought it home and got to work right away.
I didn’t want to spend another dime updating it, so I used what I had at home.
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I painted it with my free paint. It turns out that the colour is too blue for my living room, but looks gray on this.  I sprayed the handles with chrome paint, then used the all over glaze (mixed with burn umber) over the entire piece, leaving it to sit for a while. To me they look like little jewels.003
For now it is in the hallway at the top of the stairs as I’m not sure where it will live yet.
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The birds were inspired by Miss mustard seed but since I can’t draw/paint, I used black vinyl cut out on my cricut.
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This is my first attempt at distressing and glazing a piece of furniture. I was a little apprehensive about going overboard and I think I found just the right amount for my taste.
I’m sharing this project at:
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23 comments:

  1. What an amazing job you did on it. Looks beauiful!

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  2. Soooo pretty - I love the birds, I love the whole thing!!!

    Cara :)

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  3. What a great piece. I love it. The birds are just wonderful too. You did a really good job. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Are you kidding, it's perfect! You really rocked that project, and you are giving me serious Cricut envy. How long til Christmas again?

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  5. wow!!! that is really pretty!!!

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  6. You did such an amazing job on the dresser! So Lovely!! Adore the birds & am offering it a home if you still don't know what to do with it : )

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  7. LOVE this! The knobs in the first picture looked almost like crystal.. I like the vinyl decals as well. This is just soo pretty. You did really, really well for only $20. Good job!

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  8. I love this piece of furniture!!! IT is so cute and would be useful!!! You did a wonderful job with it and the pulls look great!!!

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  9. Ohhhh that is fabulous ;)Mel, you are on a roll lately!I love this!!!

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  10. What a fantastic piece you made over! It turned out beautiful! I LOVE those pulls and of course the branch details are amazing! Wonderful job!! :)

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  11. You did a great job! It turned our beautiful. The bird details are amazing! Love it!

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  12. I think your dresser turned out beautifully! I think your idea to give a metallic look to the handles was inspired! And I love the birds and twigs vinyl decals you added as well. :)

    I hope you are having a good week!

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  13. I love this dresser! You were so clever to use your Cricut to make the vinyl bird and branch design. It looks fantastic!

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  14. You did a fabulous job!!! I love how it turned out, especially the birds. So clever!!

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  15. That dresser looks lovely, I couldn't ever do anything like that and have it turn out so beautifully.

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  16. Such a fun place you have here! I have perused many of your posts and love all of the make-overs and creative things you have done! So nice stopping by!

    Kindly, ldh

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  17. What a fabulous piece! I love the birds!

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  18. You did such a great job, I really like the size of the chest, too. Using cutouts instead of paint was a really good idea.

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  19. I am just loving this sweet piece!

    You added just the right amount of detail and it just "sings". Inspired by MMSl, but all yours!

    So glad I stopped in today.

    thanks for having me,

    Cori

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