(Closed) Please give me color advice before I shabby chic this dresser

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Post # 3
656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’d try a pale pink or maybe a washed light blue? I love painting old wood furniture!

Post # 4
2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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 # 6
1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
3942 posts
Honey bee

I love it!

I think mint green would be really pretty, especially against pink walls. Maybe get some pink drawer pulls?

Post # 8
2018 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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
2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love this shade of seafoam green….

Post # 10
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@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 # 12
3142 posts
Sugar bee

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
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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!

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