Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Still Going Green

Looks like we're still going green around here. I think Karla must be rubbing off on us.






And if this green looks familiar. It's the same Antibes Green chalk paint that I used on this sweet little dresser.



But this one did not start out so sweet.





It had a very weird crackle finish.





With many layers of paint.






But when I saw the underlying green, I decided that green was the way to go again. Sometimes it's fun to bring a piece back to it's former color, only better!






The drawers had great curves, but needed major repair work - not much fun at all.






But finally, it was time to break out the paint. I used two coats of the Antibes Green, distressed to bring out some of the former brown and green, then used Valspar's Mocha Glaze. The glaze worked nicely over the chalk paint and really toned down the brightness. I finished up with Fiddes & Sons clear wax and chocolate brown knobs. Now this one is looking sweet again too!

































And there you have it, still going green!





And if you live in the area, you can check this one out in person at our next vintage tag sale on Saturday, July 23rd from 9am to 3pm. Elizabeth & Co. is located at 438 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157. Karla has already announced that she will be wearing a green dress. I bet you're not the least bit surprised!











46 comments:

Allison@FabRehab said...

I still LOVE that color. Yum!

Twice Nice said...

What a fun dresser! Love seeing that color on it. Deb

The Frosted Gardner said...

Your colors are such an inspiration!

the cape on the corner said...

i'm getting a headache just thinking about you going after that crackle finish....good thing you're a pro at this!

Yvette said...

It looks fantastic! Yvette @ AquaSeventy6

MaryAnn said...

It looks fantastic.
MaryAnn

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

I absolutely love it, Sharon! That green is amazing, and the distressing is just perfect~looks so time worn! Love the brown knobs, too! :)

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Wow, the PERFECT color - I would buy that in a heartbeat!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so super cute! i need to pull my antibes green out of the vault. can't wait to see it in person next week! :) aaah!

Katie said...

Love it! Green is perfect for that little dresser! It's such an adorable piece!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Excellent color choice...so summery. I bet it sells in a heartbeat!

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

the dresser turned out fabulous.. love the color and the knobs go great with it.

The Painted Parlor said...

Love that green :)

Julie

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

What a beautiful transformation! And I think green rather suits you! :) I know I said I would reveal some green at my party this week but a power outage got in the way. Hopefully tonight I can share my green project!

xoxo
Kathleen

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

You did a beautiful job on the dresser. Blessings, Debbie

Debra said...

It looks great! I love the color.

classic • casual • home said...

Really pretty green dresser! Nice job.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

The green is great! I am working on a table that (I think) is going to have a green base. Hope it turns out as beautifully as your project!

Brooke said...

I LOVE THIS!!!

Just Jaime said...

Fun! Love the green!

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

What a wonderful shade of green! The dresser sure looks great and it looks like you had quite a bit of rebuilding to do.

Mimi said...

Beautiful! I've always loved green - and this is wonderful! I'm so happy you shared with Paisley Passions. Can't wait to try the green chalkpaint. I've been trying to decide which color to try next. This inspires me!

cheltenhamroad said...

Hi. I just found you via Miss Mustard Seed. I voted for your dresser cause it just looks terrific - the color, the distressing, the knobs - all excellent. I'm off to explore some more.

Chrissie said...

I love this great shade of green. The dresser is sooo cute!

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Wow! That took a lot of work. Love the color!!!
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Allison said...

That is a beautiful dresser! Love the green! That will add a nice pop of color to someone's room. A fun color!

SixBalloons said...

Wow, it looks like a lot of work, but what a beautiful result!

Rachael said...

I REALLY like that green!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

What gorgeous color! Love the keyhole.

Dixie said...

LOVE the green!

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi Sharon! I just love the shape of that dresser and the green was the perfect color for it. It looks so bright and cheerful and we are so glad you shared it with us at Inspiration Friday this week! :-)
Vanessa

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

I agree! Very sweet, Sharon!

Jenni said...

love that color! so pretty!

Inspire Me Heather said...

Green looks great - nice job!

katy said...

Just Lovely!

Meg said...

What a great color! I love the knobs---wonderful choice! How did you repair the drawers?? I'm trying to figure out how to reinforce some chair legs and I can't figure it out! Great job!

Lauren said...

Oh my gosh! You did a fantastic job, it looks amazing :)

bahar006 said...

Congrats, looks beautiful:)

Cindy said...

I love the color and the way you have done this dresser. It's lovely!
Cindy

Blooming Homestead said...

Looks great!

Jena @ Involving Color said...

This is such a beautiful color! Great job!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

LOVE that green!!! I can see that in all kinds of rooms! such a beautiful piece. Thanks so much for linking up to Transformations and Treasures!

Vicki V @ blestnest.blogspot.com said...

Green is my favorite color and I LOVE this! Fun!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Love this little dresser in green. Thanks for linking up at Mod Mix Monday!

Jenny at dapperhouse said...

WOW! The green is outstanding. I love your other work as well. I liked reading about your chalk paint experience. I have just begun to use it and I am a big fan.
I am a new follower from Paisley's blog hop.

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gail said...

whoa! looks like a lot of work, but totally worth it. She's SWEET!
gail