Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bird on a Branch - Chest of Drawers

I've been channelling Miss Mustard Seed....




I bought this dresser very cheaply last week. It's a bad photo but the dresser was also in a really bad way.




It was very wobbly and the back piece of wood was falling apart - the bit of wood that stabilises drawers, so I pulled it off and replaced it, screwed it in nice and tight and now it's all very sturdy. The mirror was also badly scratch so 
i pulled the whole piece off. I prefer it as a chest of drawers rather than a dressing table anyway.

Last week when my friend gave me a hand, we stripped it down and primed it. I painted it white and then drew a mental blank at what to do next.  My husband suggested a fleur de lis or damask flourish but this piece is very rustic and not really French so I started looking through my blog lists and found Miss Mustard Seed's bird cabinet.  Just perfect for my chest of drawers. So with a soft french grey, I painted by hand the branches and little bird. 




I'm really happy with this now and will take it to my stall tomorrow.
Fiona xx









19 comments:

  1. gorgeous piece, i love all things bird too! thanks for sharing this at my party!!

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  2. You did such a beautiful job painting this dresser! I love using furniture as a canvas to handpaint designs.

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  3. This looks great! You did an awesome job!

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  4. That is amazing! I wish I could trust myself to free hand something like that!! I'm NOT an artist! But you did a beautiful job!

    julie

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  5. That is awesome! It is beautiful and I love it - great job drawing! You have skill! I will have to try this soon!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  6. Whow turned out fabulous you clever cookie. Sandy x

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  7. that is adorable! love the colors and design!

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  8. This is so lovely! I envy your ability to free-hand the beautiful branches and birds.

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  9. I love the Bird on the branch it looks gorgeous Not bad for a daggy dresser not any more hey!!!!!

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  10. Lovely transformation:)
    Beth

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  11. Just beautiful! Would you like to come do one for me? :)

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  12. What an amazing transformation. I love the birds.

    I am a finalist in a huge room makeover giveaway. I would really appreciate it if you would take a moment and stop by and vote for me. I'm 3#. Thanks. Laura

    http://vintagerevivals.blogspot.com/2011/05/top-5-plead-their-case.html

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  13. That is absolutely stunning. I l-o-v-e it!!! Clever you...

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  14. you did a great job! i love miss mustard seed's and i love yours!

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  15. Beautiful! I love the distressing and the bird and branches motif. great job!

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  16. You did a wonderful job with this piece. Love the free hand you did. Thanks for sharing this at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

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  17. The chest is fabulous! You did a wonderful job transforming this piece.
    xo,
    Sherry

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