A St. Patty’s Day Ode to Green

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!  Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!

Who am I kidding?  I’m not Irish; I would be impressed if I even remembered to wear green today…  But I couldn’t resist an opportunity to be a little cheesy. 😉  Though green is not one of my go-to colors, I have enjoyed two little pieces for sometime now, and today seemed an appropriate day to celebrate them.

an adorable farmhouse dresser makes a bold statement in a natural green

This little green dresser was originally orange and came (in pieces!) out of my grandmother’s attic.  It was in a sad state.  But some repairs and a little satin latex paint in Sweet Annie (by Olympic, I think) made it adorable.  Most of the paint had already chipped off the top, so I sanded it clean and left it natural.

an adorable farmhouse dresser makes a bold statement in a natural green

Though I tend these days to prefer chalk or milk paint and wax finishes, this was one of the easiest makeovers I’ve done, and it has help up beautifully for at least 5 or 6 years.  Plus, the dresser is the perfect height for a changing table, making it and excellent accent piece for the nursery.

an adorable farmhouse dresser makes a bold statement in a natural green

It goes to show that fabulous makeovers don’t always require expensive techniques and complicated supplies… Sometimes just a little imagination and elbow grease can go a long way!  I even painted this little side table to match.  This was my first experiment with “aging” a piece using stain.  I don’t love the streaky look, but it’s not too shabby for a shot in the dark by a gal who had no idea what she was doing, is it?

an adorable farmhouse dresser makes a bold statement in a natural green

And other than my faux oxidized and my chippy chalk painted side tables, I think that might be the only green in my whole house.  But hopefully I’ve remember to wear some today or someone will tell my three-year-old he can pinch me and that’s a battle I’m pretty sure I’ll lose! 😉

Do you have any fun green accent pieces in your home?

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  1. I am just slightly obsessed with green and this is the cutest little most perfect dresser I’ve seen in a very long time! I have an antique cedar “change table” though my husband might kill me if I ever painted it…shame on you for giving me ideas :-)

  2. This is adorable and makes me want to find an antique dresser so I can have a go at it!

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Thank you so much, Mandi! I’m always on the lookout for more little antique dressers like this… So glad you like it! :)

  3. Just adore this piece and the color choice as well fabulous job!

  4. Love this! Great color choice!

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  5. What a beauty! The perfect shade of green, too. Thank you so much for sharing at our link it or lump it party!

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