Friday, March 4, 2011

Color Obsession

I have an obsession with a new color. What should I call it? It's sort of... leaf green. Darker and more mature than chartruese, more youthful than olive. There's just something about it.

I found this mid century modern dresser for the basement.

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And there's only one color it could be.

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This is my go-to green. It's Meadowlands by Valspar.

This dresser was just $40. I thought that was a steal for it's modern sensability. But it had a few small condition issues. Like this cigarette burn.

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A little sanding took care of that.

This particular paint has primer built in, so after a little all over light sanding, I just dived right in.

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After one coat.

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Let it dry for a bit, then the second coat. I let this paint "cure" for several days before putting the HUGE heavy TV on it. Maybe I should have put a bit of polycrylic on it for extra protection. I guess time will tell. If it gets a little knocked around I can always sand and touch up.

And now the moment of truth. A couple before and afters!

Before:

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After:

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After:

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Linking to some of these great parties.

Now go make something!

17 comments:

  1. Love the redo. I want to find a dresser like that SO bad!

    Just Another Day in Paradise

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  2. LOVE IT - I just love green and I love mid-century pieces right now! I need a dresser like that! :)

    I linked over from Remodelholics!
    Jenn - greendoordesigns.blogspot.com

    I would love if you would link up to my link party - Saturday Spotlight tomorrow!

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  3. I LOVE this! That green is an amazing color. The retro dresser is on my wish list.
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  5. how great-i love that you weren't afraid to go bold here. i love the shape of that dresser. super jealous!

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  6. I love the redo! Great job on it and great choice of color!!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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  7. it looks so fun in green! i think that was the perfect shade of green for it, too.

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  8. I LOVE this! FAB! Come on 'ova and share this at my Linky Par-Tay!!!

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    xoxokara

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  9. That turned out great!!! I am writing that color down, it is fabulous!! :)

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  10. Love the green color, great choice!

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  11. Oh how I love that dresser! You did an amazing job and the color is fun and pretty.

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  12. Such a fresh color! Love it! Just found your blog via My Romantic Home. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Tammy

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  13. It looks so wonderful and springy! I'm just finishing up a dresser in a similar color! :)

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  14. Visiting from FJI. Love the dresser. Like your green obsession, I have a brown and blue obsession so I can relate.

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  15. I love the green too! Darling modern dresser. .

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