Yay! It’s time for another before and after furniture post.
1. The Find:
We found this dresser and thought it was very unique and had great detail, like the curved front and the flower drawer pulls, but the wood was in bad shape on the top, on the legs, and on the bottom. So, we decided it needed a paint job.
2. Picking out a paint color:
We’ve been on a green kick lately so we knew it was going to be green. I pulled a couple of images that I loved with some green.
We were looking for a bright green that was way over on the blue side, rather than the yellow side. I love the pops of green in these spaces, which was the goal for the dresser.
Here’s the one we landed on:
Kilkenny Green from the HGTV Sherwin Williams paint collection. Kilkenny is a city in Ireland. The paint guy asked me twice if I was Irish. I said no, I just like green.
3. The painting:
We sanded the piece with a belt sander and then primed it. We let it dry then rolled on the paint with a foam roller (supposed to be the smoothest) and brushed on the front. We let that dry for about 3 hours and then painted one more coat. And VOILA; I give you the finished piece:
It turned out even better than we expected and I LOVE the green color.
Here are the flower pull details that we fell in love with:
Here’s the piece all decked out in merchandise at the shop:
Come by to see it at the shop or call us at 706-782-0388 for more details.
4 thoughts on “Before and After: Furniture Edition”
So fresh! Love the green!
Thank you! It turned out better than we thought!
This is amazing! I reminds me of my great grandmothers furniture I inherited. The green you chose is just perfect–I’m sure most people would have played it safe with an off white or eggshell, but this green is totally vintage!
Thanks so much Caroline! We try not to play it safe around here 🙂