Post # 1
I recently bought this dresser for my daughter’s room, with the intention of painting in white or cream. Lately though, I have been toying with the idea of painting in a pale mint green color. My daughters room is very pale pink and has a shabby chic feel. I am very nervous about painting this so any input about the green vs white question would be fantastic and so appreciated. I have included a picture of the inspiration piece as well which is pink.
Post # 3
I’d try a pale pink or maybe a washed light blue? I love painting old wood furniture!
Post # 4
I love the idea of a mint green, as long as it is a paler green if you’re going for that shabby chic look. The piece already has a bit of whimsy to it, so I think it would acutally look better with color.
Post # 5
@eliwhit: The walls are already a very pale pink. Would you still consider pink?
Post # 6
Prime it and then see how you feel.
I have painted a lot of furniture in my day and I never really get a good feeling about the color until I get the primer on. You should let primer cure for a few days, so you’ll have time to think about it.
Post # 7
I love it!
I think mint green would be really pretty, especially against pink walls. Maybe get some pink drawer pulls?
Post # 8
If the walls are pink, I would definitely go with a green. But I like a Kelly/grass green better than mint. It will really pop against pale pink. Just my .2:)
Post # 9
I love this shade of seafoam green….
Post # 10
@StormyRose: agreed, one of my favorite greens! OP, I think it would look great, but you definitely have to do a pale green to go with the pink. I agree with Jeanine, prime it white, let it cure, and see how you feel about it
Post # 11
@StormyRose: I love that! I think that my be the color.
Post # 12
Love the green idea. Just a thought, but considerably more work.
You could sand and stain sections of it green and leave some of the wood showing.
the wood is gorgeous. Such a shame to cover it all up.
Post # 13
Best decision I’ve ever done? Whitewashing. I’ve got a shabby-chic nightstand that I wanted to copy, and now I’m in LOVE with my old beat-up furniture!
1) Paint the whole thing green. The WHOLE thing. You could even do teal or a darker color, you can totally go darker than you think you can.
2) in a tupperware or small bucket, mix one part white paint with AT LEAST one part water. (I like mine with about one and a half to two parts water, but that’s just me. You get less coverage but more control, so I just do multiple coats. ) It’ll take a while to mix up, but it’s worth it.
3) paint the WHOLE THING again with the whitewash mixture. If you did a half-paint-half-water mixture, you could probably get away with one coat, otherwise, let it dry and keep adding coats until you are happy.
viola! It’s fabulous. I wish I had a picture of it because it’s so cool!