I've painted a few pieces of furniture with this design previously and always love what it does for a transformation. Miss Mustard Seed's bird dresser was my inspiration and I loved her tutorial on it, but I've seen so many birds on dresser on the web and I always love them.
This chest of drawer has a lovely utilitarian shape, great storage and the drawers are well made and slide smoothly. I have replaced the handles with vintage porcelain handles that are made in Limoges, France (and stamped as such). I wasn't going to replace the handles but I bought the piece at auction and between the time I placed my bid and when I went to pick it up, someone had stolen one of the knobs. Very annoying. Oh well, these French handles I've used are much nicer anyway...
The chest of drawers has been painted in a crisp white chalk paint with the detail painted in a soft french grey. I then gave it a top coat of my favourite (expensive!) wax and then sanded it until it is velvety soft. I love the finish my furniutre has these days. Experience gained by all the painting I'm doing is paying off.
The drawers have been lined with a cute heart and swirl paper.
...and the bottom drawer has a little surprise in it.
The piece has been distressed to add to the rustic look.
This piece is for sale, please let me know if you are interested. It would look fabulous in a child's room or nursery.
I've had to edit this as I forgot to add the before photo (and every one likes a good before and after, don't they!). It obviously wasn't a beloved piece. One woman told me that she spends her life REMOVING paint off furniture...and she even said "..but you can paint that!"
Have a great weekend