Sunday, September 9, 2012

A Little Bit 'O Ombre Green Vintage!

I've been on a vintage kick lately.  There is just something about repurposing furniture from the 50's and 60's that is just fun!  What's really cool is all the straight lines. Yeah, I'm not gonna lie. It's so easy to to sand and finish flat, straight surfaces. So, take a gander at my newest re-do:

 This was nothing more than a chest. I had been wanting to try some ombre, but was waiting for 
the right piece.  I saw this puppy for a song on CL.  But I thought it would be oh so much better 
with some peg legs. Thanks eBay! Vintage legs! 
 The body was given a few coats of Antique White. 
I bought some kelly green for my base color. I used that on #3. 
The top and middle drawers were cut using the same white mixed w/the green.
I rolled the white, but brushed on the greens. 

All of the drawers are made from cedar. A quick sanding brought back the fresh smell. 

I gave the top about 4 thin coats. I always mix my latex with Floetrol. 
 The antlers are the real deal, compliments of my hubs many hunting trips. 
They were primed and coated with Glossy White spray paint. 

This little vintage piece would be a great accent in any room.  It's going up for sale!!

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  1. Really love the colors, and like how the shade changes on each drawer. Turned out to be a very good looking piece. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  2. This is so cute, my daughter would love something like this in her room! The vintage legs really pull it all together. Great job!


  3. such a fun piece! i love that the legs were kept wood- gives it even more interest!

  4. OOOOoooo! Love the green! What a fantastic piece! And those antlers really set it off. I think my FIL has a few racks laying around. Now I'm going to have to find a pair and paint them. Looks fantastic!

  5. You were right to add the legs! It makes it so much better! Great shades of green

  6. What a fun piece! Thanx for linking up to THT!

  7. Love it! And the antlers look great atop!

  8. Hello! I featured your post in a blog series I started about how to decorate with color called Get Your Color On. I love the varying shades of green you used on your dresser so I highlighted in my post about welcoming spring by decorating with green. It brings such a brilliant pop of color to the room. Feel free to grab my button!