Tuesday, October 4, 2011

chirp chirp

Birds seem to be everywhere these days.  Everywhere, that is, except for the pillow I am still searching for!

This dresser had great lines and a solid structure.  It was an easy purchase to make.  And although I love the original hardware, I didn't use it on the refinished piece.  I am saving it, though.

Because the wood was super grainy, I primed first in white.  Then I had some of my dear friends help me paint it in Paris Gray (thats another story for another day, but just know I'm thinking of having a 'painting party' soon ~ everyone could bring their own piece & I'll provide all of the materials.  FUN!)  I finished it with some light distressing, clear wax & then a teensy bit of dark wax.

Here is the after:

I was going to fill the double holes in the bottom drawers for the bird pulls… but the look of a single pull on the bottom drawers didn't work for me.  So I used these iron cup pulls that I had and painted them to match the birds.  I used a combination of Rustoleum's nutmeg, oil-rubbed bronze and black, and wiped off a good bit of each coat with a paper towel to get just the right finish.

Because I know people will ask, HERE is the link for the bird pulls!

Have a great week, everyone!!

linking to these great parties:
Domestically Speaking's Power of Paint Party
Restore Interiors Restored It Wednesday
Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday
My repurposed Life's Catch as Catch Can
Primitive & Proper's Piece of Work Wednesdays
Perfectly Imperfect's All things Furniture


  1. This is very cute! I love the pulls you found.

  2. The pulls are super cute. I have a thing for birds right now...birds and owls. The dresser looks awesome.

  3. so cute! the birds were perfect to give it a whimsical touch!

  4. Beautiful piece! The bird pulls are darling. I also love your drapes!

  5. I love how you did the pulls! another fab piece!