Chippy Birdie Dresser Makeover

If you haven’t caught wind of what is happening in my life, I am in the midst of a move.  My family is moving 3 1/2 hours south to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in a mere 2 weeks.  My life has been full of packing, donating, sorting, cleaning and completing all the tasks associated with a move.  All while trying to keep two girls entertained for the summer.  Surely no easy task.  Somedays I am super productive and somedays I just have to give in and take them somewhere fun like the pool and essentially sacrificing my work time.  I think today is one of those days.  I opted to take on a new project to work on to help keep me sane in the midst of sheer insanity.  My friend was selling this adorable dresser and I thought it would make the most perfect project – it is so petite and charming!  Here is how she looked when I picked her up and before I repaired the top drawer:

Chippy Colleen BEFORE - Embracing Change

I am planning to keep this piece for our new place.
I am loving how she came out!

Chippy Colleen - Embracing Change

Chippy Colleen 2 - Embracing Change

Chippy Colleen 3 - Embracing Change

Chippy Colleen 4 - Embracing Change

Chippy Colleen 6 - Embracing Change

Chippy Colleen - 5 - Embracing Change

Chippy Colleen 7 - Embracing Change

Chippy Colleen 8 - Embracing ChangeI can’t wait to decorate our new place!

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  1. LOVE this one- so sweet!

  2. very pretty! LOVE THE COLOR

  3. Stacey – it turned out great! Are the birds a stencil or did you free-hand them?

  4. Super cute!!! Great color and love the glass knobs.

  5. Stacey you keep getting better and better with your decorative painting!! This is gorgeous!

  6. So sweet. :) There’s nothing like a good project to keep oneself sane!! :) You’ll enjoy her for many years to come, so glad you decided to keep her!

  7. So pretty! I wish I could free hand like that!

  8. Really, really cute! I am not sure what I like more the birds & limbs or the way the hardware brings it all together!

  9. I love it Stacey, it will be fun to see where you put it in your new house, and how you decorate your new spaces!! Prayers continue for you and your family.

  10. KateinAustin says:

    Eeek! I love it! I want to copy it. What color is on the drawers? I bought provence (AS) and I just don’t love it, but I’m wondering if you used it b/c I love it here!

  11. Christina@ She Re Purposed It says:

    So sweet!! Love the key holes, glass hardware and that you painted the birds a different color! Love it all! Gorgeous job

  12. Love that blue, it’s gorgeous. Don’t blame you for keeping it, I would too :)

  13. so cute Stacy! love the colors!

  14. Painting is so good for one’s sanity! This turned out great. Thanks for sharing and blessings to you, Patti@OldThingsNew

  15. So very pretty, Stacey. I love what you did with the vines and the birds. The color is fantastic! Wishing you tons of luck with the move. I know it can be crazy. We just did it ourselves.


  16. So pretty, I love how you can kinda see the wood grain on the drawers. Awesome job as usual : )

  17. This turned out so pretty! And, oh, Lancaster is a lovely place to live, I lived there a bit over three years ago. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!! Lots of old wood pieces to resurrect!!

  18. Very cool ~ LOVE it!! Spotted it on MMS; have a GREAT weekend, Shelly

  19. Oh wow! That is absolutely amazing! I saw your link on MMS, too.

  20. This is such a sweet piece. What a beautiful transformation. :)

  21. Love this piece! I would be keeping this as well. :) It is so fun and pretty to look at for sure and you did an awesome job. Good luck in your new place! :-)

  22. It’s so pretty Stacey!

  23. Very cute and such a pretty colour.

  24. It turned out to be such a beautiful piece! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Monday Funday!

    Take care,


  25. I love seeing something old turned not only new but totally beautiful! You did an awesome job with this!

    We would love you to share this or any of your amazing posts at our weekly Saturday Show Us How You Rock Link Party. It starts Friday’s at 6pm, hope we see you there!


  26. Wonderful! Just wonderful. I’ve just recently been learning to paint and distress furniture, and definitely want to do one like this with a decorative design like the vines and birds. Thanks for the great inspiration. Take care – Dawn

  27. Wow…love it, it’s beautiful!

  28. I love this, and the paint on the front is beautiful!!
    I would love for you to come link up to my Paint Party going on now!!

    Hope to see you soon,
    start at home

  29. So pretty! This is great inspiration for me because I’m moving soon, too. And I have to get all new furniture! Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week.

  30. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    That is one very sweet dresser!

  31. Love it! What type of paint did you use for the blue drawers and the white branches?

    • Hi Jan!
      Sorry I am so late in replying! The blue paint I used on the dresser was hand-mixed with several colors I had…I used a good concentration of Behr’s Caribe and that is a spectacular blue! It is in a satin finish. I used some plain old white paint I had laying around for the branches and a grey for the birds…best to use chalk paint though as it distresses so nicely. That is my recommendation for the future :O) Have a great weekend!


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