Emerald green dresser makeover –
painted furniture idea that you can do yourself!
Steps for makeover:
- Strip and sand the top of the dresser. I use Citristrip – for removing paint and varnish.
- Putty knife
- Old t-shirts or bags of rags.
- I also used an old toothbrush for the corners.
- Minwax Dark Walnut stain
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.
She was in rough shape when I found her. Old, dirty and 3 layers deep.
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 🙂
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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