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. 1

    what an amazing transformation, I would never have believed that it was the same dresser! love the great color!

  2. 2
    Gail says:

    What a beautiful transformation Debbie! I love the emerald green with the dark walnut stained top.

  3. 3

    Debbie, you truly do stunning work!! It’s such a pretty shade, almost a deep, turquoise green. Bee-you-tee-full :)

  4. 4
    cassie says:

    ah, she is so pretty! and i suddenly feel the need to speak of the lass with an irish accend, i do. :)
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    Deb Owen says:

    She’s gorgeous! Love that color a lot. Also love your book page flower.
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  6. 6

    SO PRETTY!!! You did a spectacular job Debbie!! Love the green paired with the dark stain! GORGEOUS!
    Tonya @ Love of Family & Home recently posted..Dog Days of Winter "Thrift It" Party

  7. 7

    It’s gorgeous with the walnut top! I shared an emerald dresser today, too ~ looks like it’s going to be a popular choice! :)
    Pam @ Simple Details recently posted..emerald green dresser makeover…

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    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?

  9. 9

    Love it! I so wish I had room for all of your fabulous creations in my home…I would buy them all!
    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real recently posted..Springy Pom Pom Heart

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    Lori says:

    She is beautiful Debbie!! I love that shade of emerald!! I love it paired with that dark stain!! Fabulous work my dear!! ~ lori
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  11. 11

    Oh my gosh, Debbie!!!!! That is beyond GORGEOUS! I love that color!!!! Fantastic re-no, lady! Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!
    Laura ~ Our Prairie Home recently posted..Eva’s Room {The Reveal}

  12. 12

    Oh Debbie . . . that color caught my attention right away. It is one of my favorite colors to wear and it is divine in this piece of furniture. Thank you so much for sharing. Patti@OldThingsNew
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    debbiedoos says:

    That is a gorgeous color Debbie. Your the first I see use it. Pretty, pretty!

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    Bliss 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.

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  15. 15

    So beautiful. You are always so forward thinking..I love your emerald green
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    Tammy says:

    I hear this is the new and upcoming color for 2013… You did a beautiful job on this.

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    Teresa 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!
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    Vicki 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. :)
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    Simply stunning. I love the emerald green. It’s a color I want to work more with. It looks fab with the walnut stain and dark wax.
    Atta Girl Amy recently posted..French Grain Sack End Tables

  20. 20

    Wow…what a beautiful piece!
    Glad I stopped in!

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    Vicky says:

    Refreshed and beachy too! Nice job Debbie.
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  22. 22

    Yep, the Emerald Coast for sure! Love this piece, Debbie — what did you finish the top with?
    xo Heidi
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  23. 23
    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!

  24. 24

    You do gorgeous work Debbie. My favorite thing to do with furniture is stain the top and paint the body and your choice of dark walnut was perfect. Love it!
    Shari @ Turnstyle Vogue recently posted..The Antique Chifferobe: From Ship To Shore

  25. 25
    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!
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  26. 26

    Beautiful transformation! I love the wood with the green ….contrast, so nice.
    Thanks for sharing this lovely piece!
    Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule recently posted..Super Easy Way to Update Wood Stained Furniture

  27. 27

    One of my favorite dressers! But I hadn’t seen the before… Wow! You saved this piece! Love it!
    Kim@todayismysome-day recently posted..Grass Green Table with Crackle Finish

  28. 28

    You did one beautiful job on this dresser…luv her new look!!

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  29. 29

    Wow, the emerald chest looks fantastic! Normally I like yellow greens, but I like the emerald you used to paint the dresser. It’s distressed the perfect amount, too! LOVE it!
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  30. 30
    Karen says:

    Love the colour. What company makes this one?

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    gloria says:

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  32. 32
    gwendolyn says:

    Would it be possible to get the instructions and the color choice?

  33. 33
    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!

  34. 34
    AubreyJean says:

    Is the body of the dresser done with a Milk Paint and wax method?

  35. 35
    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.

  36. 36
    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!!!

    • 36.1
      Debbie 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.

  37. 37
    Sue at Blu says:

    I love emerald. I’ve painted a few pieces and they are vibrant. Why didn’t I think of the walnut stain???? Gonna try this!

  38. 38

    Absolutely devine! I love it so much. I shared your before pic on my page for the FB blogtalk group. It was too good not to share!
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  39. 39
    Heather J says:

    That is so beautiful, Debbie. Thank you for sharing….love the green….

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    Michele says:

    Is the name of your blog ever true to what you have done to this dresser! How beautiful!!

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    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

  42. 42
    Whitney says:

    Where are the directions? Thank you!


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