Monday, July 13, 2015

Vibrant Green Milk Paint Dresser


It is time for July's Fab Furniture Flipping' Contest entry!  
Theme: “Come On, Let Your Colors Burst!”  
Sponsor: Unicorn Spit  – Vibrantly Colored Contest Wood Stain & Finishes 
Contest Hosts: Stacy (Anastasia Vintage), Evey (Evey’s Creations), Michelle (Dandelion Patina), Carrie (Thirty Eighth Street), Charlotte (Ciburbanity), Lynn (Fern Avenue) 

As I was looking on CL for some furniture, I spotted this great old dresser and went to go pick it up. 
Beofre: 

The dresser has great bones and the fronts of the drawers were in pretty good shape, but the top and sides were looking BAD!  I wanted to keep the beautiful wood on the fronts of the drawers so I cleaned them up, sanded a little and then wiped them with AS dark wax and Tung oil.  They looked amazing and new! 


 I wanted to rest of the dresser to be a chippy green, so I pulled out Bayberry by The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co.  and mixed it up.  After painting two coats of green milk paint I scraped off the flakes of paint and sealed it with AS dark wax and Tung Oil.  I love the color and the chippiness! 


Gorgeous detail! 


Chippy Top






Chippy goodness! 


More details! 






Swoon-worthyHardware! 

My favorite detail! 


Gorgeous legs! 

Swoon! 

Hop over to one of the hosts and vote for your favorite flipped piece of furniture!  
http://www.anastasiavintage.com
http://www.onfernavenue.com

  • Interested bloggers should contact Stacy (info@anastasiavintage.com) or Evey (info@eveyscreations.com) if interested in participating in future contests 


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45 comments:

  1. Beautiful piece, and works great with some of the wood showing! sometimes you cant just paint it all!

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    1. Thank you-I am a painter of furniture, but when wood is beautiful I try to keep it natural as much as possible.

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    1. Thank you Martina-I think it turned out nice too!

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  3. Another beautiful re love. So pretty.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-re-loving furniture is what I like to do!

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  4. You know, normally I'm not a big fan of furniture that has two colors, especially when one color is bold, like this green. But you have TOTALLY changed my mind...GORGEOUS!!! I just love this piece. The green really draws your eye in to the pattern of the wood on the drawers. What a great job and an awesome piece!!

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    1. Thank you Benita-I am glad I was able to help you appreciate something different! I love the contrast of the green and natural wood together. I think the green is brighter in the pictures then in person.

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  5. I heart green! Love the green and wood combo. Fabulous job! Thank you for participating in the #fabflippincontest!

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    1. Thank you --I heart green too and I like how the combo looks too!

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  6. Wow, that shade of green and natural wood work beautifully together. What a stunning makeover Darrielle - just gorgeous! I'm swooning over that gorgeous original hardware too. Not often you find beauties like that!

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    1. Thank you Marie-I like the two together too! Love the hardware too!

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  7. Oh, I love, love this shade of green!! I have a couple of dressers in my garage, and I think I just need to do one of them in a green like this. Keeping the wood on the drawers is perfect!

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    1. Thank you Jenny-I love the green too-it is a little less bright in real life!

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  8. Spectacular makeover Darrielle! Love that shade of green. I just used a similar shade on an oak splint basket, though I dry brushed it, so it's a bit lighter. It's a very happy color :)

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    1. Thank you Diana-the color is not so bright in person, but still a beautiful green. I bet your basket is gorgeous!

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  9. I absolutely love everything you did to this dresser!!! The green is perfect:)

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    1. Thank you Tara-I love how it turned out too!

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  10. Gorgeous and green is one of my favorite colors!

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    1. Thank you Pamela-green is one of my Favs too!

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  11. Brilliant job on this dresser. I love how you preserved the gorgeous wood and hid the ugly by framing it and making it pop! Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Cheryl-I think the green makes the gorgeous wood pop too!

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  12. Gorgeous piece! I love the way you maintained the the originality of it and made it come alive again. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Robin-I was glad to rescue this piece and give it new life!

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  13. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for not painting over those stunning drawers! You did such a lovely job! :D Thanks for entering The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest! <3

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    1. Thank you Stacy-I love to paint things,but when a piece has beautiful wood I try to preserve it when I can.

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  14. Turned out just beautiful DeDe!!! Nice job!

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    1. Thank you Lynn-I love how it turns out too!

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  15. This is perfection! I love everything about it!

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    1. Thank you-I was glad to keep the natural wood drawers!

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  16. Love, love, love this, Darrielle! Thanks for sharing, once again, at the Pretty Preppy Party!

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    1. Thank you Julie-Love the dresser too!

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  17. This is absolutely gorgeous! Beautifully done! Visiting from the DIY Sunday Showcase:) XO - Wendi @ H2OBungalow

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    1. Thank you Wendi-I love the the two tones together!

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  18. This is just beautiful...another gorgeous piece!

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    1. Thank you Deb-you know me and a dresser-cant pass one up!

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  19. stunning! i just did a midcentury piece in a very similar color combo and just loved the wood with the vibrant green! beautiful work!

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    1. Thank you Cassie-I saw yours and loved it!

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  20. I love how this turned out. Beautiful staging.

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    1. Thank you Michelle-don't tell anyone, but I took the photos out on my driveway!

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  21. Stunning results!!! Well done! Your photography is amazing as well!
    I would like to invite you to share your work on my linky party. It starts Thursdays at 6:00 pm (MST). It is a Furniture only party and I would be honored to have you join! I hope to see you there!
    Smiles!
    Terry

    http://thecuratorscollection.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you Terry-your party is great and thanks for the invite!

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  22. I'm glad you shared this on your top posts of 2015. It's beautiful! I love how the chippy green highlights the beautiful wood drawers.

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    1. Thank you Rebecca-I like the the wood and green chippy together too!

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  23. Thank you so much for sharing! I love how you only painted the exterior elements, it gives this makeover such character. I featured this piece on my friday favorites :) You are welcome to check it out at: http://themooninmae.blogspot.com/2016/03/friday-favorites-st-patricks-day.html

    Thanks!!
    Jennifer
    www.themooninmae.blogspot.com

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