Sunday, September 5, 2010

Green Cottage Dresser


This sweet cottage dresser came from a barn sale. I almost missed a before picture on this one. My husband has recently discovered that he really likes sanding. Yea for me, I'd much rather get to the painting part. He knew this was the next piece I wanted to work on, so he thought he'd have it all ready for me when I got home. Very sweet! (Although you know, I think he'll do almost anything to get his car back in the garage!)






































I used one of my favorite greens, Grazing Field by Sherwin Williams. It's the same color I painted my laundry room.












To keep the look really soft, I used a white glaze. Then I gave it a coat of wax for a smooth finish. In case you missed it, I reviewed the glaze and wax products I like in my last furniture post - Deep French Blue.
















I kept the original hardware and went with white. I think this might be the first time I've gone white with hardware. But I've been seeing it everywhere and thought it really went with the soft cottage look I was going for here.





Don't you love the little scalloped edge along the top. I think cottage style pieces are my favorite!




I also had two good finds this week. This first dresser came from my local Goodwill. It's a great size and shape and I love the wooden knobs.





And the second dresser came from an estate sale. It has a neat little pull-out shelf above the top drawer.







Don't tell my husband, but I'm not really sure when his car is going to make it back in the garage!



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27 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so cute! looks like it would be perfect in a nursery as a changing table!

Maxabella said...

What an amazing job you've done on this piece. I totally love the colour and highlighting with white just sets it off beautifully. Well done. Can't wait to see what you do with those two dressers!! x

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Really great finds! I love the shade of green. I am going to redo a small table in green and this looks like the exact shade I had in mind. Thanks for sharing.
Annette

Jeannine said...

The green dresser came out lovely. I like that soothing sea green
Garages are for cars? Mine is full of furnture projects too!

Megan said...

I love the white knobs and pulls. So cute!

Stacy said...

so sweet! i love the color and the white hardware. nice job!
also, i think it's been nearly a year since our car has seen the inside of the garage. ;)

NanaDiana said...

I love the color and the white hardware is absolutely perfect! I not only have stuff in our garage I have some stuff in my daughter's garage. Her hubby asked when we were going to move our "junk"...lol JUNK? Can you imagine! Diana

Sue said...

Looks so nice; good job!

Sue
xo

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

It looks great! I love that wood dresser you found too, it's going to look great once your done with it.

oops! said...

I love the color, so I checked out your laundry room post! Your laundry room would be fun to do laundry in!!!! I also really like the second dresser you bought at the estate sale! Can't wait to see it finished too!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Great job on these pieces! I'm with you, I'd much rather paint than sand! Your husband is so sweet to help you!

Biljana said...

Great makeover, looks so cute and pretty:))
Greetings from Europe, Biljana

Pretty Unique Furniture said...

I like my green shades too, this is lovely and the distressing is just right. I wish somebody would sand down all my pieces for me - I just want to get painting!
Just visiting from Domestically Speaking

decdiva1 said...

love love love it! can't wait to see all the dressers done!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

I really do love that green! Such a cute piece.

Kirsty said...

Love those handles and the colour! Gorgeous!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love the hardware - looks great!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

I love the color of green you chose. The white hardware is a perfect touch. Can't wait to see what you do with the dresser with the pull out desk. That would be great to double as a lap top desk.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh this is furniture perfection~ well done!

Atticmag said...

Your Grazing Field green is ideal. I've written it down for a chest-painting project of my own. Thanks! Also you have two attractive new "candidates".

We have the sweetest Roxy bedding giveaway, $100 value and our Giveaway Friday! link up party. Please stop by. Jane F.

Ann said...

Beautiful! I just commented on another blog on a dresser she painted. Very inspiring. I think a trip out for paint this morning is a great idea.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

That soft green color is so pretty--Thanks for sharing at my Under $100 Linky Party

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

This is really pretty in green! I love the curvy details. I love the chest that is next in line too.

Dennise said...

So pretty with the white hardware!

kathie said...

I love it! I've never used a white glaze before, but I'd like to try. I came from your link over at Primitive & Proper, so excited for her new furniture makeover party. My husband & your husband are kindred souls... all he wants is his garage back :)

Ashley said...

I love this color of green, it looks great with the white hardware too!

GardenofDaisies said...

You do such a wonderful job!!! I need to redo my daughters bedroom furniture.