Green with Envy

Happy Thursday!

Now that I am officially part-time at my day job, I have a lot more time to spend on my furniture projects!  So, this week I was working on two pieces for a client’s nursery.  Since they  have decided to wait until the birth of their baby to find out the sex, so we had to go with a neutral color.  After much deliberation, she finally decided to pick the Sherwin William’s color of “Dancing Green.”

So, I went to pick up the paint and was excited to learn that Home Depot and Lowes can basically match any color from any company.  This was a great tip to find out.  I know some people really think it is important to buy the high end paint, but I have to say I don’t agree.  While I think it is important to buy quality paint, I think the middle of the road quality is usually fine, as I always prime my pieces with Zinsser’s Primer.  I think this helps the paint go on evenly and it covers any existing stains or imperfections really nicely.

ZINSSER - Stain Blocking Primer/Sealer, White, 1 qt.

So, let me show you the dresser before (there is nightstand too, but the before picture I got is too dark).   —


After several coats of primer, paint, a paste wax for sealing and some new hardware, we have a beautiful finished product.  I love the gold details on the feet of the dresser and nightstand — they just add a nice touch to it’s fairly simple design.



I was really happy with how these pieces turned out.  This green is a great shade because it is bright, but not overwhelming.  It is actually quite peaceful.  I think my client will be very happy with it and I can’t wait to see her reaction!


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