As you know I am head over heels in love with painting furniture.
And my little green WWI era dresser has been in a few pictures over the past few years.
I loved bringing it home (originally $35) and deciding what to paint it.
I decided on a pretty Granny Smith Apple green a few years ago and never looked back.
Here she is this past Christmas in my home office.
She has held Legos, Barbie’s, comic books, and more than a few fidget spinners and McDonald’s toys that accompany a kids meal.
But, she kept speaking to me and asking me for something different.
Something fresh and way off the beaten path from my usual colors for furniture.
And I can’t tell you how very much I love her, and the best part.
Her green former life peeks thru here and there.
I feel like I have the best both worlds now!
I began by using black chalk paint, and painted two good coats over the entire piece.
I swapped out the hardware but what I had was kind of a dark bronze from some cabinets on a remodel Troy did. We never throw out hardware, ever. So we already had that.
We painted the knobs silver, then used a bit of laquer thinner and dabbed it on each knob until they looked faded and old.
I used steel wool all over the piece wherever I had painted, and a super fine sandpaper lightly on a few edges to give her a few nicely loved edges.
On came the knobs, and she was done.
The paint I used dried very fast, and I was all done in about 2 hours!
A nice coat of Howard’s Feed N’ Shine and she was happy as a vintage black dresser could be.
You may notice that I take a lot of my photos in the same spot. It’s in front of a gate in our yard, and has the best light ever.
Especially during the winter months here in the Pacific North West, it can get pretty dark.
When I see a break in the clouds/rain you can find me dragging my latest project outside to take a picture of it!
She resides in our Master Bedroom, for now at least. I have a tendency to move furniture around a lot.
Do you do the same thing? Move, re-purpose, move it again, maybe paint it one or ten times, and find you love it more and more with each new makeover and purpose?
Perhaps there is a name for this, for now I just think of it as seeing the hope and good in a sturdy piece of furniture that has a little of a history.
And more life to be lived!
Thank you so much for reading, and as always, may your heart and home be full of everything you love…
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