If you’re a fan of green you’re going to love this. If you’re not, this might just change your mind. I wouldn’t usually dedicate a post to a new paint color, but this Farmhouse Green totally transformed this salvaged dresser.
Here’s what we started with. It’s another roadside treasure that MMM and I picked up while driving home from dinner last week.
I want to send a HUGE thank you to MMM because I don’t do this alone.
For all of you unfamiliar with him, he’s the behind the scenes guy. I feel so blessed to share my life with him for SO many reasons, not excluding all the helpful, thoughtful and kind gestures he does. This dresser was a perfect example of his generous heart. Even though his work truck was chock full of tools and materials the night we spotted this piece, he rearranged everything in his truck on the side of the road with traffic whizzing by just to make room for this piece. Oh•my•heart.
Anyway, it was in perfect condition except for that missing piece of trim you see …or actually don’t see, ha.
After a thorough TSP cleaning, I filled in the missing trim with Bondo but it took me a few tries to get it right.
I started off by making a glue gun mold (which I saw on Pinterest) and then filled it with Plaster of Paris. It didn’t work. Then I made a Plaster of Paris mold and filled it in with Plastic Wood. It didn’t work. I gave up on using any type of mold.
Instead, I filled in the area with Bondo using two paint sticks on either side and sculpted in the details. It didn’t come exact, but it’s pretty darn close.
The top was a shiny laminate so I used Slick Stick. to make sure the paint adhered. The rest of the dresser was factory painted wood so I lightly sanded with 150 grit.
And now for the best part. Isn’t it exciting when you start painting with a new color that you just LOVE? This green is happy and fresh! Here’s what it looks like in its pure state after 2 coats were applied – no wax, topcoat or distressing.
This is the after sealed and protected with spray wax and antiqued with black wax around the edges of the drawers and frame. What do you think?… and can you tell where I repaired the trim?
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I’D LOVE TO HEAR WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS NEW FARMHOUSE GREEN AND THE DRESSER MAKEOVER. FEEL FREE TO CHIME IN… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU.
Happy painting my friends,
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