Monday, February 15, 2016

The Chippy Green Empire Dresser


Last week I found this great old empire dresser at the Flea Market and I fell in love with it even thought is was chipped and dinged and scratched.  

Before:
I wish I could have saved the wood, but it was too damaged for my skills.  I knew it would look good in a chippy green, so I pulled out Boxwood Green and Ironstone by Miss Mustard Seed  and made my own color.  I only had a little bit of the Ironstone left in my bag ( not enough to paint a piece), so I added a few scoops of the green.  I really wanted to make a color similar to Luckette's Green since I love that MMS color.  


I painted the dresser with two coats of milk paint, let it dry, and the chippy magic started to happen.  I helped the chipping along by scraping the dresser with my spackle knife.  


I sealed the dresser with AS dark wax/Lindseed oil and added beautiful large glass knobs.  



Chippy Goodness!




Love those curves! 



I love this Lemon Cypress I bought from Clementine and Co. 


46 comments:

  1. You do Green distressed beautifully. I admire your transformations and you hit this piece out of the ball park with your choice of the square glass knobs.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you Vera-I love green for sure and I wanted to add a different touch so I went for the bold square knobs!

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  2. It's perfect and you seem to have mastered using MMS Milk Paint. I can't seem to mix it up properly..I've watched her videos, tried adding water to the powder, adder powder to the water...but I can't seem to get it to a good consistency! Oh well...not meant to be for me, but your transformations with her paint are perfect! :) ~ Robin

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    1. Thank you Robin-I love milk paint, but it does takes some getting use to for sure!

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  3. This dresser is gorgeous!! The curved lines and chippy green are amazing together.
    I see that it gives off a little yellow tint too. You do beautiful work :)

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    1. Thank you Karen-I agree-the curved lines and the green are great together!

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    1. Thank you Marigene-I know you are another green lover like me!

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  5. I love the green and the chippyness but think I would prefer a round knob. The angular ones seem to me to fight with the curves of the dresser. But it is a great old piece and you did a good job with the paint.

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    1. Thank you Naomi-I love the green chippy too!

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  6. This is so pretty! And it's the perfect shade of green! Chippy perfection!

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    1. Thank you Lisa-I do love this cheerful green!

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  7. So beautiful, you have such an elegant touch with furniture....bringing out the best in each piece!!

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    1. Thank you Benita-I love finding old furniture and giving it new life!

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  8. Yes! me too! I love everything about that dresser! I love all the curves, the beautiful shade of green you created, all the chipping and those glass knobs!! superb job!!

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    1. Thank you-I love everything about this dresser too!

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  9. Such a great piece!!! I love the green you mixed up for it. It's perfect, especially with those knobs!

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    1. Thank you June- I love the more modern knobs with this vintage piece!

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  10. Oh that is a beautiful color! I'm so glad you shared your projects with me at Monday of Many Blessings!! I am posting this one under my Thrifty Crafty Vintage Post.!! I hope to see you again! http://ourhomeofmanyblessings.com/

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  11. Wow...it's a beauty! And the glass knobs are like the cherry on top! Great job!

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    1. Thank you Linda-I love the glass knobs too!

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  12. Thank you so much for sharing this beauty at Thoughts of Home on Thursday! You always do amazing work and we are pleased that you joined us.

    Pinned. :)

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    1. Thank you Stacey-what a sweet thing to say!

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  13. Gorgeous green! Loving, pinning and sharing.

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    1. Thank you Donna-it is a gorgeous green!

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  14. I am such a sucker for those empire dressers! And as always, you created a gorgeous piece. I love Luckett's Green too, I was so sure that was the color until you said you mixed Boxwood and Ironstone! It looks almost exactly the same. Would you pop over and share this at our furniture-themed link party, Friday's Furniture Fix? We would love to have you :)http://www.lostandfounddecor.com/fridays-furniture-fix-27/

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    1. Thank you Melanie-I love a good empire dresser too! Luckett's Green is one of my Favs!

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  15. Great save! I love everything about it too...especially the color and those square knobs. Thanks for sharing at TotT.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I love the square knobs too!

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  16. Great curves indeed! I adore the soft green shade.
    It is such a joy to have you join the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You really help to elevate it to something very special.

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    1. Thank you Laura-great curves and soft green go well together!

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  17. Beautiful job...Luckett's Green is so pretty. Love that you chose the glass square knobs, it's so unexpected on a piece like this but really added to the uniqueness. I haven't been lucky enough to come across an empire dresser just yet...one day!

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    1. Thank you Tina-I like the more modern knobs with this vintage piece too!

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  18. Such an incredible transformation, Darrielle--love your color choice and those fabulous glass knobs. Thanks so much for linking up with Vintage Charm--we love your work!

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    1. Thank you Diana-I love the cheerful green with the new knobs too!

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  19. What a transformation! and those glass knobs are just the perfect touch! Thanks for partying with us at The Pretty Project Party - we'd love to see you back again in March ;)

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    1. Thank you Racheal-Chippy and glass knobs go well together!

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