Friday, January 2, 2015

Pretty Green Dresser


Happy New Year to Everyone!  I started the new year off with a bang with this cutie. 
Before:
I found this dresser on CL and even though it was Ugly I knew it had potential.  Under all the rusty brown paint there was an antique beauty waiting to come out.  I stripped the top to natural wood and then stained and sealed it with hemp oil/dark wax.  I decided that the dresser needed to be green so I mixed up a vintage green chalk paint and got to painting.  I wanted the details to pop so I accented them with white chalk paint and then sealed and aged the dresser with dark wax.  

You can now see the original details 


Cute little legs


Natural Wood Top



The wood under the paint was gorgeous




27 comments:

  1. What a great way to start off the new year. The color is perfect and I love the look of natural wood on top.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I love the green color too!

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    1. Thank you Martina-you can now see the details with the new paint!

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  3. This looks awesome!

    Have a happy new year and may God bless you :)

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  4. I love that you called it Ugly with a capital "U". Ha! And now it is the ugly duckling that turned into a swan. I love how you popped the details with white paint. Lovely job!

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  5. Thank you Quandie-I did think it was Ugly with he rusty brown color but now I love it. I love these kind of projects!

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  6. You are so right...it is a very pretty green dresser!!! Happy New Year!! and have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Shirley-I like it much better green!

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  7. Too cute! What a lovely shade of green!

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you-Green is one of my favorite colors right now!

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  8. Love it Darrielle. The dark top and pretty green are beautiful together and I especially like the hand painted detail. Great project to start 2015 off with!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Thank you Marie-I love the green and natural wood top too!

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  9. Beautiful!
    I love chalk paint too!
    Lory
    www.therobinsnestdesigns.com

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    1. Thank you Lory-chalk paint is the BEST!

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  10. I love the colour you chose and how the white details just pop!

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  11. Thank you Magali-I love green and white together so it is something I use often!

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  12. Perfect DIY project! I love the colour and also all details too...

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    1. Thank you Patrizia-I have this thing for green and I love wood tops!

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  13. Well, I think your choice of green was inspired. That rust color did nothing for it. Your chest now has personality and not just because of its bones and color. Your white trim is a great touch. I saw your link at the Vintage Inspiration Party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com

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  14. Thank you Ann Marie--I agree the rust color did nothing for the dresser and not now the it looks more its age!

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  15. That is a great green! Love the detailing!

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    1. Thank you Julie-I kind of have a thing for green lately!

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  16. Beautiful! Pinned to the Pretty Preppy Party board (and thanks for linking up!).

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