"good day"-dresser before and after

I am totally pooped after my set up day! 
I got a few pictures of the dresser makeover that I showed you earlier in the week. 
(Yes!  I did get it done!!)
I was really pleased with how it turned out given the fact that I was able to complete it in four days.

Here's the end result:


Here was the before in all of it's brown-ness. 
Brown paint, brown pulls....


I used Behr's Ultra.  It covered really well; but I did sand the piece and put two coats of primer on it prior.
Since it was a pretty simple dresser, I glammed it up with the glass knobs.  But it still needed something.  I used the bird and banner graphic from the Graphics Fairy and then still thought it needed more.


A simple "good day" was stenciled on two of the other drawers.  I just used craft paint and discovered a happy accident!  See the distressing on the lettering?


It wasn't intentional.
I was actually trying to wipe away some of my pencil marks with a Clorox cleaning wipe! 
I kinda like the result!  :)
Sometimes the best discoveries come from a mistake.

That's all I have for now.  I'm pretty wiped out. 
But happy.
:)
Night.

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22 comments

  1. I love your dresser! What a wonderful transformation. It's very sweet.

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  2. It's beautiful, Denise. Good Job!

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  3. Wow, Denise! It's truly a work of art! I love it!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  4. I love it! Don't you love happy accidents?

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  5. Turned out beautifully! Love the color combinations :)

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  6. I saw the dresser at the "Soiree" tonight, Denise! It looked great and so did your booth...in fact I so enjoyed the entire Faire! The food was fabulous...the wine divine...and the beautiful creations and vintage treasures so fun!

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  7. How beautiful and unique! The bird graphic on the bottom totally makes the piece :D

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  8. Denise, It's perfect! Great job!

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  9. So cute! Love the extra touches. They make this dresser special!

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  10. Love it, I have had many a success with mistakes!!!

    Carol

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  11. Your dresser turned out wonderfully! I love the stencils you added and think the "good day" would be a lovely thing to wake up to every morning, it's bound to put a smile on anyone's face!
    Great job!

    Sandra

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  12. Denise that is beautiful!!! I love the color and the design and words that you chose!!

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  13. It's just darling Denise!! How absolutely sweet! Thanks for sharing at my party! :)

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  14. ok so this is making me want to go redo a very brown dresser i own...like right now!! :) SO cute!!

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  15. Your dressed is so sweet. I love the good day and was gling to ask you how you distressed it. Brilliant. Did you trace the bird banner on by hand or is there a magic thingy I need to know about? Thanks for sharing.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  16. I'm so excited to have found your blog from Metamorphosis Monday ~ this project turned out superbly.

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  17. That is a huge improvement! Love the extra details you added. The knobs really make it sparkle. So pretty!

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  18. denise, that looks beautiful! i love the graphic you chose for it, and the saying. that would be so sweet in a girl's room.

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  19. Love this little guy! I may need to copy!!! Would you be flattered or sad ? Come see my little world of paint too!

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  20. What a fantastic job you made of this - I'm in awe! So glad I found your blog through 'teh graphics fairy' and can't wait to back track and look through all of your older posts - so inspiring!

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  21. This turned out beautifully! Just hopped over from Graphics Fairy, congrats on your feature! Love your Bella, too- I have two pugs myself! Looking forward to reading more...I am a new follower!

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