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Emerald Green Dresser

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Emerald green dresser makeover –

painted furniture idea that you can do yourself!

Emerald green dresser makeover - painted furniture idea that you can do yourselfAlways my color of the year, emerald green. I decided to pair it with dark walnut.

DIY steps for makeover

Steps for makeover:

Apply a general amount of Citristrip on the area that you want to remove paint and varnish. You will notice the striper starting to work. Use a scraper to remove the paint. Use the t-shirts to wipe off excess. When all the paint and varnish are removed, clean the piece well with warm water. When is the piece is completely dry, use a dry cloth to or paint brush to apply the stain, follow directions on the can. For the base of this dresser, I used Annie Sloan Florence and dark wax. I applied two coats of the Chalk Paint and lightly sanded for a distressed look. To finish, I applied dark wax after the wax dried, I buffed the painted area with a clean t-shirt.

From trash to treasure Emerald green dresser makeover - painted furniture idea that you can do yourself

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

How to remove stain and varnish Emerald green dresser makeover - painted furniture idea that you can do yourself

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She loved that she’d be sporting the color of the year and the dark walnut stain..  She reminded me of Florida’s emerald coast.

One of the prettiest places in the world 🙂

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If you’re out and you find a piece like this, grab it up! Create your own awesome emerald green dresser makeover – painted furniture idea that you can do yourself.

 

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    56 thoughts on “Emerald Green Dresser”

    1. Did you rub the dark walnut stain on it afterwards and then wipe it off? Also is the stain penetrating or wiping stain? Thanks.

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    2. I will be using your technique on a gossip bench that has been sitting in the corner of my living room. Thanks Debbie. Just love your posts and your site.

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    3. I looked into the color you used provence and it’s a powder blue. Did you get the dark green due to the dark wood color and stain? I have a pine dresser i want to paint like yours. Can you please clarify the color of chalk paint you used?

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    4. 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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    5. 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!!!

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      • 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.
        Thanks,
        Debbie

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    6. 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.

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    7. Hello!!
      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!
      A

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    8. 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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    9. 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!

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    10. 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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    11. 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.

      Bliss

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    12. Oh my gosh, Debbie!!!!! That is beyond GORGEOUS! I love that color!!!! Fantastic re-no, lady! Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!

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

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