Emerald Green Dresser

emerald green dresserThe color of the year.

I decided to pair it with dark walnut.

oak dresser

She was in rough shape when I found her.  Old, dirty and 3 layers deep.

oak dresser

After removing the paint and sanding that scratch up there, her true colors started to show.

Emerald Green

She loved that she’d be sporting the color of the year.

emerald green oak dresserand the dark walnut stain.

emerald green

emerald green


She reminded me of Florida’s emerald coast.

One of the prettiest places in the world :)

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  1. Christy C says

    Adore! Adore! Adore! I love what you’ve done to this chest….accolades from Florida’s Treasure Coast. Do you ever do tutorials?

  2. says

    I have concluded that the furniture redo’s that I really love are the ones with the wood tops stained. Beautiful, and styling in her color of the year.

    Pinning that stunner.


  3. says

    She reminds me an old lady who needs, absoluteky needs, lipstick and her best hat to go buy the bread.
    Lovely! And the color oh so Happy. Well done!

  4. says

    Beautiful job!! I love the color! I’d definitely buy her! I haven’t been to your blog in awhile and absolutely LOVE the re-design. I’ve been home sick and have been able to catch up with my fav bloggers. Hope your household is staying well. :)

  5. Mary Lemon says

    Love this beautiful dresser. Can you share what paint and color you used and if you used a wax or glaze? Also, I want to make a book page flower. Did you make that? Can you share how you did it or where you got it? Thx!

  6. Karen says

    This is so gorgeous! I love this color with a dark walnut stain. Great work! I would live it if you can link up this weekend with me, I would love to share this! Thanks Debbie!

  7. Ashton Darling says

    First of all I absolutely loved it. I am in process of redoing my dresser for my bedroom. I was going for wood stain and yellow paint. if you don’t mind me asking how did you get the stain on the paint? I was thinking maybe you put on the stain one coat and paint the color over it or you paint it first and put a lightly coat of stain. I have been going over possibility of how that works?
    Thank you!

  8. Linda E. says

    I’m showing this wonderful makeover to my partner. He always turns his nose up at furniture i bring home that looks like it should be trashed. I can always see potential where he cannot until he actually sees it transformed. What a great looking dresser! Thanks for sharing it.

  9. Sara Yates says

    This is beautiful. Did you use a paint for the emerald color or is it a stain? Do you sell your pieces? Would love to have this piece in my dining room!!!

    • says

      Hi Sara,
      This piece was sold at Two Women and a Warehouse in Savannah GA…I am no longer selling my pieces. It was painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Florence and waxed with dark wax. After adding the dark wax, the blue/green color resembled the color of the emerald water in Destin, therefor named the Emerald Green Dresser.

  10. Lindsay says

    Amazing job! I’m wanting to do something like this to my dresser it really needs a makeover! On the drawers did you just swipe the stain over the emerald green? If not could you please share with me how you did it? I’m thinking of doing different colors than yours! If you could please give me any other advice I would greatly appreciate it. I completely understand if you don’t want to share any secrets you may have or anything. I don’t mean any disrespect or anything. I’m just looking for helpful hints. I’m in the process of starting my own crafty/restoring type of business. Any other advice would be greatly appreciated also. You do amazing work!!!! Thank you


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