Before and After: Emerald Green Dresser

My hubby found this dresser for 25 dollars at Value Village.  I love the sixties feel of it, plus the drawers are already lined with gorgeous retro paper. Since I have followed designsponge.com for over a year, it seemed ridiculous that I had never tried painting a piece of furniture. I read a couple of their posts about it and then went to Home Depot and got a sanding sponge and Behr paint and primer in one.

I have to say that using the sanding sponge to get the whole piece prepped was a laborious process. I would like to invest in an orbital sander, but we just don’t have the space. Next, it was on to the painting, but I forgot one vital item – painter’s tape! I didn’t buy it and was impatient to get started so the edges of the inside of the dresser are covered in drips. Thankfully, these aren’t visible at all, but I will definitely tape things off in the future.

It took three coats, and several painting sessions, to transform the dresser, but the result is so vibrant that it was well worth it. My favorite part was finding the rose knobs to go on the top dresser for only 4 dollars each at World Market.

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3 thoughts on “Before and After: Emerald Green Dresser

  1. Hello, I Love it! I think maybe you can put a different color pain or sticky paper in the drawers.. I seen this on pin it! A lot of people chose a different color of sticky paper for inside… Thanks for shareing..

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