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…
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.
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.
The birds were inspired by Miss mustard seed but since I can’t draw/paint, I used black vinyl cut out on my cricut.
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.
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  1. What an amazing job you did on it. Looks beauiful!

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

    Cara :)

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

  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?

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

  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 : )

  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!

  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!!!

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

  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!! :)

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

  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!

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

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

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

  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

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

  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.

  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,



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