November 02, 2012

Vintage Green Dresser

There is an old farmhouse at the top of my subdivision that has been marked for demolition. It sits off of the road and it has been there long before my little neighborhood was built. My husband was driving home and he saw a garage sale sign. He stopped to talk to the owner, came home to grab me, and we went back and made friends with the owner. The owner had 15 days until the house was going to be demolished so he was ready to part with some things.

This dresser was sitting in a shed and he didn't want to part with it right away but... two days later I got a phone call from him asking me to make an offer.

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I used this same color on a table I did for a client (click here to see that post) and I loved it so much I wanted to paint something else in green.

I used Cliveden Pasture by Valspar and used a black glaze to darken it a little.
I stripped the top and there is some gorgeous wood grain showing.
I was going to use the original pulls but one was broken so I had to replace them with pulls from Hobby Lobby.

I love how this piece turned out!

What do you think?



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59 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Absolutely LOVE it!

    Dana {CraftedNiche.com}

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  2. I love how it turned out too!

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  3. Love it, the wood is beautiful! As always, beautiful work Helen. :)
    Anne

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    1. Thank you Anne. I was very happily surprised with the top!

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  4. It looks amazing. I am very impressed.

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    1. Thanks Susan and thanks for stopping by : )

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    2. Thanks Lisa and thanks stopping by!

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  6. Beautiful, like all you create.

    Bliss

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  7. Beautiful work. And it is so nice that this piece has another life instead of being religated to a shed. Did i spell that right? LOL. have a great day.
    Joy

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    1. haha, I have no idea because I 100% rely on spell check! Thanks for your sweet words :)

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    1. Thank you Theresa and thanks for stopping by : )

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  9. It's really pretty. The top and the knobs work well together too. I'm pinning it for furniture inspiration!

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  10. Love the color of the dresser, so pretty!

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  11. Oh my gosh! I can't get over the difference. Great job! I love it!!

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  12. This is a gorgeous piece...happy that you rescued it!

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  13. I'm absolutely inspired! Anything green makes me swoon, but you did such a fabulous job I'm doing a super swoon! I totally want to paint something, I'm just very timid about it! I started with a birdhouse... isn't that silly? I have a great desk I thrifted for $10.00. It's begging me to paint it. I keep avoiding its puppy dog eyes, lol. I'm clicking to follow you... great blog, can't wait to see what else you come up with! jules

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    1. DO IT!!! Anyone who has ever painted furniture has felt the same way. In fact, every time I put a brush on a piece of furniture I worry and then I just go with it! You have to and don't over think it. The more things you paint the better you will be.
      Thank you so much for you kind and sweet words....it means the world to me!

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  14. This dresser is drop-dead gorgeous! You did such a fabulous job.....

    hugs ~ Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com/1/post/2012/11/celebrate-your-right-to-vote.html#comments

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  15. You did a beautiful job! I love the green you used! ~Laurie

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    1. Laurie, thank you and thanks for stopping by!

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  16. You did an amazing job. I love that green color. The top is gorgeous as well. Hope you will share this at my Fall into Fall party that opens on Tuesday evenings at 8pm EST.

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  17. Oh, my! That is absolutely gorgeous! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. Thank you, Marci and thanks for stopping by!

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  18. I just picked up a desk this weekend, and that color would be awesome for it! I am glad I found your blog, and am a new follower!

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    1. yay, thank you! I would love to see your desk.

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  19. This is so great! I love seeing vintage pieces painted in fresh, modern colors. Well done!

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! I love this dresser and I think there will be more green furniture in my future!

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  20. love it Helen! I recently did a buffet in an olive green with wood top. love the combo!

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    1. Thanks! I know, I saw yout buffet....and I pinned it! I love your stuff, girl!

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  21. Gorgeous! Great job!

    Kelli
    Little Cottage of Mine

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  22. i want it! like really really want it and i am not even a green person. but oh how i LOVE it!

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    1. me either, Cassie, but this has changed my mind about green.

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  23. Such a pretty color! Now I want to paint something green!

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  24. I love the warm, inviting green. Very nice.

    Peggy @ southscapedesigns.com

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  25. I love that color green, sooooo pretty!

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love how it turned out!! The top is gorgeous with the green!

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  27. Oh my gosh--I just love this! It looks great!

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  28. Eye candy! Do you mind sharing the stain you used? Love the tones.

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  29. This is darling. I love, love, love that color. Will have to get that!

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  30. Absolutely stunning! I'm so glad he was finally able to part with it because you totally brought it back to life! Great job!

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  31. Beautiful! That shade of green is perfection! And I love how you kept the wood on top. Great job!

    T'onna @ Navy Wifey Peters Aboard the USS Crafty

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  32. This is so beautiful! I love the green and I love that you left the top wood. The knobs are perfect! I've been looking for a dresser to paint green like this to use as an entertainment center. This one is definitely going in my inspiration file (which, of course, is a board on Pinterest). :)

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  33. Such a gorgeous color! Love your work. Thank you for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays!

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  34. Love this dresser. It is one of my absolute favorites. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. I love the color and it is beautiful.I am working on a end table now had a hard time with what color i wanted.I think i will be happy when finished.What kind of wax do you use? and where do you get it.I am new to your post,but glad i found you .

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  36. I think I'm going to paint my daughter's antique dresser this color - did you restain the top and if so, what color of stain did you use? Thanks!

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  37. I am also a friend of green and love the color that you used. Beautiful job as all of your items.
    Betty Whatley

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