Monday, January 21, 2013

emerald green dresser makeover...

This could be my favorite dumpster dive makeover yet!
You all know I was so apprehensive when I popped open that can of paint,
 but I'm so happy I went for it!

One of my favorite blogging friends, Jennifer at Dimples and Tangles, inspired me. She has
 injected stylish, and lively doses of color throughout her home in the most unique ways.
 Remember the surprise I mentioned...we're doing a double dose of green reveals for you
 today! We've both been plugging away on our dining rooms forever and she's been hard at
 work on a  Craigslist hutch makeover in Behr's Pine Scent here. I'm always blown away by her
 projects and should also mention she's the all-time sweetest! We haven't seen each others
redos yet! Also, since we're sharing green transformations, I ran across this fabulous redo
 in Benjamin Moore's Emerald Isle by Kelly at A Swell Place to Dwell here.
       
Last year when I showed you my brown dining room and the plans for updating
I listed a few elements I wanted to include...color, pattern, rug, art, and a more modern look.
I love that the updated dresser, turned buffet, gives the room a fun punch of color and
a modern feel, but works with my traditional pieces, farm table, and
the Craigslist chairs I painted and reupholstered

That was a long intro...I'll just get to the photos...


Remember last August...I saw it on a sidewalk....
Mr. Simple wheeled it home for me...uphill
...thank you, hon!  

               

I think the IKEA hardware makes the modern statement I was going for.
More details about how I achieved the look in tomorrow's tutorial. 


I framed an abstract black and white fabric, it helps balance the black shades and
adds a little edge to the traditional crystal lamps and ornate French mirror. 

 

I used polka dot wrapping paper to line a lucite tray for a fun whimsical touch. 
A favorite personal photo, old books and an orchid.


Did you know the top was laminate? Yep, you can successfully paint right over it,
with a few simple steps!


A mix of pillows I made, white bunny fur and a large floral paired with
the Vermicelli on the head chairs.


The color, Behr's Precious Emerald, adds some pizzazz, but still looks rich. 



I'm most excited about all the different looks that this piece will lend itself to,
 along with my neutrals in the room the possibilities are endless. I can't wait to host Easter! 
It's been a fun project and I hope you're inspired to pick up an inexpensive piece
of furniture and try your hand at painting it a BOLD color. 

Tutorial and details coming tomorrow, and don't forget to visit 
Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles here, and
Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell here.


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Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Fridays here
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66 comments:

Brandi said...

Well hello, gorgeous! Fabulous job as always, Pam!!!

Ann said...

It looks absolutely gorgeous after you've painted it.
Great job.

Mel Mac said...

The hardware looks amazing! Very chinoiserie.

uniquelyyoursormine.com said...

Wow! It looks awesome! I hope the person who threw it away sees it... It looks VERY upscale and expensive now.. The handles made a huge difference.. - Susan

Judy said...

that color looks good enough to eat! you really knocked it out of the ballpark on this one pam...wonder what the "old" owner would think now if they could see their free dresser...a true trash to treasure makeover. your entire dining room looks like it should be in a magazine.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh my gosh - amazing!!!!!!!!! What a before and after Pam! Your dining room looks straight out of a magazine - beautiful, chic, fun. That dresser just tops it all off - it's hard to believe now that it was a freebie! The hardware makes such an impact - I love your creative take on how to place it. Just beautiful!

gina said...

That is amazing! Great job!

Cathy Wall said...

You go girl, that is the perfect infusion of color for your DR! The piece turned out magnificently as I was confident it would. Love the hardware and of course the styling is "all that." And then to add free to the equation....oh my!

Andrea said...

STUNNING!! I think I'm in love. The hardware is such a great addition and I love your styling on top. So glad you took a chance on this piece. It is so fabulous!

Jennifer {The Chronicles of Home} said...

It came out gorgeous!

Lana said...

Hi Pam,
Looks like you did a great job. You would never guess it was the same dresser. Love the style you created with the hardware from Ikea.

Dana Frieling said...

I am so glad you didn't let your fears get the best of you. It turned out amazing. Honestly, I don't think I can gush enough!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Even more stunning than I pictured! Great choice on the hardware, it looks perfect. I can't tell you how much I love this addition to your dining room. It whispers "notice me!" and it deserves it! Your styling is impeccable as usual and the black accents really help ground everything. One questions for tomorrow's post...it doesn't look like it had legs when you wheeled it home. Did you add those? And they're gold...love that too! Working through this project with you made it so much more fun. Thanks, friend!

Holly said...

Oh girlfriend, it's fabulous! I hope it brings lots of smiles to your face. It's a great shade of green and you're right the possibilities are endless for sprucing up this stunner anytime you're feeling a change. Can't wait to pin it later.

Denise @ frazzled JOY said...

Well worth the wait!! It is gorgeous! What a transformation!

Nancy Carr said...

Oh, yes! Beautiful!

Barbara said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful, Pam! Your taste is impeccable and fun. Keep those make-overs coming....you are so inspiring!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It turned out beautifully, Pam! I love how it looks with your mirror, too.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

pam, it is STUNNING!!!! simply gorgeous! and can i say i am so glad you went with that hardware arrangement.... after that last post about it i was nervous you went with the one with double the amount of hardware.... and i am a freak over hardware. :)

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

AHHH its so gorgeous! It's the perfect injection of color and I love how you styled it. Perfection! Can't wait for your tutorial!!

Kelly said...

Pam, I love it! The hardware is awesome. I love how it looks with your gold mirror. Glad you didn't give up on the green when you opened the can :)
Thank you so, so much for the shout out.

Nancy said...

Fantastic Pam, I absolutely love that punch of color to your room! It is so fun and bold..The hardware looks great. Great styling of your buffet-youve got the magic touch, that's for certain. Love love it.
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Amanda said...

Woo-hoo!!!! Now that is a trash to treasure!! You have got to be so proud I know I would be. Love it!

cindy said...

Wow, Pam, it looks so great! Adding legs really made a difference too. You styled it perfectly as always. Love the shot with the chandelier in the reflection. Sit down and take it easy today, you deserve a rest. Looks like Denver is balmy and warm, it is 6 degrees here right now!

Lori said...

WOW! I am green with envy ("And it's not easy being green!") I love the color, hardware, hardware placement, and legs. Honestly, I did not see any potential in the curbside piece. You are a miracle worker.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

THIS IS GOOD....REAL GOOD!
CONGRATULATIONS!
YOU ARE THE QUEEN OF RE-PURPOSE!!!!

Linda said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!...It's Marvelous!
Love the color...love the handle placement, and it looks amazing!!!!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

I'm in love!! It's gorgeous and yes, those pulls are perfection!

My Crafty Home Life said...

It's perfect. All of it...color, hardware placement, styled...it is great. That will make you smile on a cold day.

Tina said...

what a transformation! looks like a million bucks!!! great job

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Pam...I love the handles. you did a fabulous job! It looks wonderful in your dinning room.

Fletcher @ High Cotton Style said...

WOW! Need I say more?

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is a real stunner. What a great pop of color. Beautiful room.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

It's awesome Pam! Looks just so right in your home too! I can't wait to see you host Easter too!
and the other 2 gals furniture makeovers are just wonderful too!

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

Oh my, it's gorgeous! Love, love, love the way you've styled it too. So chic!

Leslie said...

Wow Pam! Nice job. I am painting some cabinetry in in family room .. a royal pain and can't wait to be finished. If I lived closer to you I'd be begging for your help!

xxL

Pam Virelli said...

Wow!

McKae @ Kaes Corner Design said...

It's gorgeous! I love the hardware you chose, it adds so much! Great job, Pam!

Gypsy Heart said...

Hi,
I stopped by from Jennifer's blog to see your reveal too. Oh my, it's just stunning! Love the color and all the decorative touches. I've always loved black & white!

You mentioned that you painted over laminate. I cannot wait to see the "how". I have a piece that is driving me crazy and I can't wait to paint it!

Pat

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

Oh. my. goodness. This is so amazing and inspiring! I love the splash of color it brings to the room. Wow- I need to get my paint sprayer out... I feel inspired! :)

DecRenew Interiors Blog said...

Wow Pam!!! I'm so excited to find your blog! Your buffet turned out beautifully. I love to make old things new!!!!!! So much fun to find you! I'm becoming a follower and will add you to my blog roll. A new Blog friend!

Ruthie

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

Ikea to the rescue once again.. I just don't think that piece would have the same impact without those handles.. And I must say the Navajo White on your walls is the perfect backdrop for that fabulous piece!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Stunning...the color is fantastic and I love how you placed the hardware...you styled the top of the dresser so beautifully..the black is just fantastic with the emerald green...what a great dumpster dive transformation...looks like it came out of a high end furniture showroom!
You did a magnificent job!

reFresh reStyle said...

Love it! Great minds think alike, ok you're great mind and somehow I got lucky! You did an amazing job!
Debbie

reFresh reStyle said...

*your

Ange said...

How I missed this reveal I'm not sure but back up the bus girlfriend, that is AMAZING! I am loving it, you styled it beautifully and the hardware choice is the cherry on top. WOW!

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

I missed yesterday too! Awesome job as usual. It looks so chic!

Danielle said...

This is gorgeous! Love the color, the pulls the whole thing. Would love you to share it at my Silver Pennies Sundays link party if you get a chance - http://www.findingsilverpennies.com/2013/01/silver-pennies-sundays-features-and.html

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

You've hit a homerun with this one. Wow. It looks marvelous in your dining room. O.K. now I'm inspired to do something like this. I'm really wanting to add punches of color.

Julia Konya said...

This is amazing! Love the dresser and color!
Congrats on the Centsational Girl feature, because that's where I found you ;)

Amber said...

Wow that looks incredible!! The color and drawer pulls are gorgeous!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is over the top gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

Laurie said...

I think this may be on of favorite furniture make-overs ever! Love everything about this space! If a picture could describe a "look" I was going for in my home, this dresser and the styling would be it. It's so beautiful with your rustic farm house table.

Anonymous said...

LOVE!

Dawn @ Inspired Living said...

This re-do is amazing....not only is the color awesome, but I LOVE the styling and the injection of black and white. Pinned it!

I know that I've seen this featured at link parties but not sure why I didn't come over here before now?!?!?!? I followed a comment you left and Bungalow at Home...

So glad I did, although it wasn't even this post that brought me here. Love what I've seen of your blog so far and I'm now following.

I have a piece of furniture in my entryway I've considered painting for awhile now...so nervous to do it...maybe this was the inspiration I need.

Now i have to go check out the other redo's you shared here.

Thanks for sharing.

Stephen said...

You are so gifted. One of the most amazing furniture rehab projects I have ever seen. Incredible work.

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

Absolutely stunning! The hardware is the perfect final touch. stopping by from Dimples & Tangles. glad i di. just started following ya - have a great weekend!

Hollie @ I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

You had me at teal, but the addition of the gold handles really made it. Gorgeous! I saw this project on Better After, I believe. Now I'm off to peruse your blog!

Deb said...

I think the original owners might just be kicking themselves right about now...AMAZING

Jena @ Involving Color and Home said...

Hi Pam! I just saw this dresser you did and it looks amazing! Precious Emerald is such a great color. I'd love to feature it on my paint color blog. You wouldn't have to do a thing, just let me know if you're interested!

Caroline @ The Home Depot said...

Hi Pam,

I'd love to pin your project to The Home Depot All About Paint pinboard if you don't mind!

Thanks,
Caroline
Senior Editor at The Home Depot

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild .com said...

This is soo absolutely fabulous. I hope you will be linking this up with us at our linky party. Happy to get to know your blog a bit. It's really good!

megitys said...

That is GORGEOUS!! I can't believe that the hardware is IKEA. I thought it was original to the piece. It makes it so unique. Looks fantastic in the room!

Alpha & Omega Design Team said...

WOW! What a GORGEOUS dining room!!! I love every inch of the design you did!

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

love your dresser and i would love to feature it, if that would be ok please let me know,
lauren

Mia said...

I am over a year late but had to comment even before I advance to the next post for details: Just stunning!!. How did you see that beauty in what was on the street? You are a design super hero.
Mia

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