#makeovermonday / I painted my dresser green

I finally get it.

I understand now why my grandma loved to paint so very much. Painting calms me down and makes me feel like I’m bringing new life to furniture, a room, etc.

At the end of a very long day, I came home and started painting a dresser that I’ve been eyeing for a LONG time.

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We’ve had this black furniture for over 10 years and it just makes the room feel so heavy. I’ve already painted several pieces.

The old TV cabinet that was part of the set is now white.

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And we use it as a baby cabinet.

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And then I painted our nightstands a beige color.

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So, why not add another color to the mix??

Who says all your furniture has to be the same color???

No one.

To make matters more interesting, I tried a new color that’s been sitting in our garage for over a year waiting to be cracked open!!

The color for today’s project is Halcyon Green by Sherwin Williams:

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I was inspired by a piece that another blogger, The Nester, painted her furniture many years ago.

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As you can see, The Nester’s dresser looks more blue than green…hmmmm

Lighting is everything, people.

Here is my dresser with 2 coats of paint.

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Seriously.

I opened the can and thought – THIS IS THE WRONG COLOR.

It looked nothing like the dresser from The Nester.

So, I started painting anyways.

I finished with 3 coats and it dried a little darker, but you can’t really tell in my photos.

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When Brian got home, he helped me move the TV off so I could paint the top.

But then I stepped back and realized I REALLY liked it with the top dark!!

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So, I decided to leave it that way. For now.

I’m going to let this color sink in overnight.

It really does look a bit darker and I would like to see in natural light tomorrow.

I do have a bit of navy blue paint. Wonder what would happen if I mixed that in with what I have???

Well, there ya have it!

Today’s #makeovermonday project is still in progress and I’ll keep you posted on our new green dresser!

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