Spring Green

I chose to paint this dresser in a lovely, soft green.  It's almost turquoise, reminded me a lot of this petite dresser I did awhile ago.  Did I mention how happy I am that Spring is finally here...




 I loved the green color against the wood.  For the top, I lightly sanded it and left it as is.

With this dresser I tried out a different technique.  This time instead of sanding after I painted, I just used a damp rag to wipe some paint off the edges before it dried.
The paint color is a mix of two different "oops" paints.  One a dark green and the other a pale grey/blue.  I mixed enough together to achieve the look I wanted.



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37 comments:

  1. Beautiful I love the wood top, it's perfect great job.

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  2. agree w/ agatha.. love the wood top! great color choice too. :) and i'm with you.. SO happy it's spring!!!

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  3. I LOVE everything you do!!!! Beautiful!!!

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  4. This is lovely. I love the contrast of the top against the beautiful paint color - plus the original hardware just completes it. Great job.

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  5. it looks great, so light and fresh! and i love that you were able to just sand the top a little. i like the rusticness (if thats even a word!) of it = )

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  6. wow... good job... I love the wood top :o)

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  7. Very cute. I remember that dresser you did a while back and love the result of both!

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  8. Pretty! I love the wood top.

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  9. I LOVE that color of green, what's the name of it?

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  10. beautiful color!!! love that soft green is it just my computer or does it have a hint of seaglass to it? either way, it's pretty!

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  11. It's beautiful, Kathleen. That's a very pretty color and lovely with the wood top. Your staging looks beautiful, too! I'll have to try that technique of using a damp rag on the edges....it gives a nice, kind of weathered look.

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  12. The color is gorgeous!!! It's really a statement piece now. :)

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  13. Just beautiful! I remeber a day when one of these styles of furniture was at every garage sale....now they are scarce! I have figured out why...this is just lovely!!!!!

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  14. Wow! I LOVE the color. Thanks for the tips on acheiving the look!

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  15. love the color. It looks like patina. Gorgeous!
    Tana

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  16. This dresser has a fancy new life! Leaving the top natural really gave the painted area a whole lot of contrast and attention.

    Beautiful color! Sometimes oops are really treasures in disguise.

    I am so inspired. Now I want to paint!
    Yvonne

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  17. Very pretty color. And I like the technique you used for distressing it.

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  18. The color and the finish are amazing! I love it!

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  19. What an absolute cutie! I love how you left the top all shabby~ I don't know why i think that part always needs to look perfect... :)

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  20. That looks amazing...love the soft green!!

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  21. I just found your site. I love how you update your furniture finds. I am now a follower.

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  22. Looks great! Do you mind sharing what color you used to paint the dresser? Thanks!

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  23. Great job on the dresser! Love the color!

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  24. IT is amazing! THe color is great!! love it!

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  25. Very nice! I like that you keep the natural wood color on top, it helps bring out the distressed look!

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  26. What a beautiful, soft color! I love that you left the top as is with just a little sanding ~ gorgeous piece!

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  27. I think I have the same dresser - and one to match as well... was the top a "shiny" wood before you sanded it?

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  28. Gorgeous! I love the color and the wood left on top. I'm your newest follower!
    xo,
    Laurie :)

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  29. Gorgeous transformation, sing your photos for inspiration for a redo of my own. Thank you

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  30. What a beautiful transformation! The color combination turned out perfect, so did your version of distressing. It is really really lovely. Nice job!

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  31. I LOVE this. I'm a new follower and really enjoying your transformations. I have desk that I need to start on...I'm a little intimidated. I can hope it turns out half as good as this!

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  32. WOW.... love it! I really like the way you left the top as is. I wouldn't have thought of that, it looks great.

    Love your blog
    Buffie
    http://scrappingwithbuffie.blogspot.com/

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  33. love the color it turned out great. love the top to. it looks great with the paint color.
    lauren

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  34. I love this !
    Your pictures are so cool ! I love it.
    Here is the link to my photography blog http://sailingwithbarefeet.blogspot.com/p/what-i-see-threw-lense.html

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