Friday, July 1, 2011

Another Shade of Green

Last time I shared three furniture transformations from Karla in Olive Chalk Paint. Today I have three more projects that I completed in another shade of green. It's called Santuary from Behr and I had it mixed in the Premium Ultra Plus, which is paint and primer in one.

It all started when my neighbor Cindy spotted this handsome chest of drawers in my garage. She asked what I was going to do with it. Of course my response was, "What would you like me to do with it?" Cindy is expecting company in a few weeks and she needed to a piece to complete her guest room. So she used her bedding as the inspiration and chose the color Sanctuary. Sounds perfect for a guest room, don't you think?

And I snapped a few quick pictures before this piece headed off across the lawn. It was getting dark, so the color doesn't show up quite as pretty as it looks in person.

Now I'm finally out of these knobs that were such a great find at Marshall's a few months ago. I've used them on a bunch of projects and they went with everything.

Cindy asked for a light distressing.

And after three coats of paint and a coat of clear wax, this handsome guy was ready for a new home! And with all that storage, Cindy's guests just might stay longer than expected!

This little piece was really in perfect condition and was already green. But it was a dreary green laminate and that's just not pretty.

I think it looks more fresh and modern after a few coats of Sanctuary and some wipe on poly.

I just ever-so-lightly distressed the edges. I wanted to maintain the clean modern lines.

And this little table was a great find. She is rock solid and has nice curvy details. And she was a steal at only $5.00!

I gave the entire piece two coats of Sanctuary.

Then I went over the top with a coat of Old White Chalk Paint.

I love the two colors together!

And the chalk paint was perfect here. It went right over the latex paint and distressed beautifully.

Love all those curves and cut-outs!

I finished up with a coat of wax. I still find the Annie Sloan wax takes longer to dry, but the ultimate finish is nice and the soft wax is so easy to apply.

So there you have it, three more projects in another shade of green!

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Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

All three projects are beautiful. Love the color. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

They all look wonderful, Sharon! Love the little table with the white top!

Katie said...

Oh my goodness! I love that little retro nightstand! So cute! What a fun color! I've never used Behr - how do you like it?? I've heard a lot of good things about it!

Cassie Bustamante said...

i love the little nightstand, too! so funky and cute!

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Great color! I'm your newest follower.

Unknown said...

Love the shade of green. The dresser is charming.

NanaDiana said...

I love that color! My favorite is that last piece with the chalk paint white top! Love the way it is set off by the soft green. You did a great job, Sharon~

Happy 4th of July to you- xo Diana

Unknown said...

Lovely. I wonder if you have heard of another paint, similar to Chalk Paint less expensive, please visit lucysbaby.blogspot and see the tables I just finished.
I also have a web site for more info on the paint.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Beautiful color and beautiful projects! Especially love that last little table and I agree -- the cut outs are fantastic! Great choice to make the top white - love it!

Amanda said...

They all look wonderful, love those shades of green!

Our Hopeful Home said...

All fabulous, but the little table is my favorite. Join in on Club G.W. No.2 going on now! :)


Elle and Lou said...

Very sweet - green is a favourite of mine

Jeannies Bottle said...

I'm a life-long lover of green and all your pieces look so lovely.

Simply Bungalow said...

They all look great. I love the little green and white table!

The Joyful Thrifter said...

LOVE GREEN ANYTHING!!! The side table is my favorite though!

The Joyful Thrifter

Jamie @ DIY Home Sweet Home said...

What a lovely job. I love the knobs you chose for the dresser. Thank you for linking up at I can not wait to see more great ideas next Monday.

Tiff :o) said...

You are so good with paint!!

annies home said...

what a great job green looks like vintage to me and you did a great job come visit us at

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

The tabletop is very cute and I really like the light distressing on the dresser:)

Noble Vintage said...

Just beautiful! I love that color- it sounds familiar, and I'm wondering if I saw it recently at HD...? That little curvy table is too cute. I'd have fallen in love with it too! Thanks so much for linking up to Transformations and Treasures! :)

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

I love how the color looks different on each project. It shows how versatile it can be! Thanks for linking to Handy Man, Crafty Woman Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Martha said...

I can see that I need to just be brave and paint the pieces around here! Yours are so pretty! Thanks for sharing!