Sunday, January 19, 2014

Patina Green Antique Dresser

This dresser makes me super happy!
The gorgeous color (General Finishes Patina Green) and heavy distressing  totally suited this antique piece.

You know how sometimes you see something in need of an update and just immediately you know what to do? That's how I felt about this project. Want to see the before? It was completely in need of some love. I really, really have a thing against painted flowers. Ick. They were the first to go.

I seriously love working with this paint! It always provides a perfect, smooth coverage and it distressed exactly how I had envisioned.

You know when a penny has copper oxide (that green stuff) on it? And it has that perfect aged patina feel. That is how I would describe this shade of green. I almost want to say it has a bit of aqua to it, yet when I placed it next to my turquoise dining chair they were totally different.
I staged it in front of our planked wall in our dining room and I immediately had a little crush over it paired with our IKEA print.
The hardware is pretty amazing, too. They are black milk glass knobs from
D. Lawless Hardware. I love how the color is so unexpected!

Thank goodness this dresser sold super fast because I was mentally rearranging my home trying to figure out where I could put it. I fall in love with furniture hard and it is a complete job hazard!


*I was compensated for this post, however all content, thoughts and opinions are my own.



  1. I think this might be my favorite piece so far!! LOVE the color Angela...LOVE the look of that whole space!!

  2. Love this piece Angela. Also loving the print and I too am completely against painted flowers on furniture - what are some folks thinking???

  3. That is a gorgeous colour and an awesome distressed finish.

  4. love that color! i can't wait to use it- waiting for the right piece! love how this one turned out- it's so fun!

  5. The dresser is beautiful!!! My goodness is that just amazing lady! And that print is just perfect above it!!! A job well done again friend! A happy weekend to you!!! Nicole xoxo

  6. The whole vignette is just beautiful. Love the patina blue green with your black print!

  7. Angela,
    I have a very similar four drawer dresser sitting in the garage.
    Once warmer weather comes to the, too, will get a make~over!!!
    I purchased the hardware for the dresser over a year ago, and have a vivid vision in my mind's eye!
    Thank you for sharing with us just what an amazing transformation can be done!!!
    You've inspired me to "complete" the dresser project in 2014!!!

  8. The color is gorgeous and I love it paired with the Ikea print!

  9. That is simply stunning! I love how the colors of the print make the dresser seem to stand out. Pinning this one!

  10. What an awesome statement piece, it looks fabulous! Love that color!!!

  11. Wow fabulous color. I am not sure how you let it go. But I am a hoarder by nature and never let anything go. LOL Thanks for joining us at The Scoop. Be blessed, Barb

  12. What a charming dresser, the finish is marvelous!! Love the perfect vignette, you did great! Happy I found your blog!

  13. Wow, Angela, this is such a fantastic piece that I can see why you fell in love with it. If I saw it in a shop, I would not leave without it.
    Beautiful blog you have - visiting from Home and Garden Thursday.

  14. Gorgeous piece and it looks amazing with the print...such a nice combination! I wouldn't have been able to let it go!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY. You're being featured, so hop back over on Monday...

  15. Oh my word this is beautiful! Perfection Angela! I have this color too and I can't wait to use it on some awesome piece..amazing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  16. Love the patina you achieved! I am honored that you shared at Home and Garden Thursday!

  17. squeal...I ♥ that color!!! I invite you to share it at my Thursday hop ( you can still link up today) hugs


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