Spring Hill Green turns an Antique Dresser into One Sassy Piece!

A couple months ago, a friend from church asked me to come over and check out the antique dresser she purchased to use as a TV stand.  She was in the process of picking out fabrics and wall colors and wanted to know if the dresser she picked up was in good enough condition to paint.

This is what she had and of course I fell in love!  This dresser has my name written all over it ~ sigh.

Then she presented me with the idea of painting it blue, orange or green.  Not just any shade, but something so bright it would pop off the walls and create a statement.  Sassy I believe was the word she used.  She wanted something “
“Sassy”.  Hmm…
When she asked my opinion, I told her I could see those colors on retro pieces but a 100 year old dresser, I lean more towards the neutrals.  She wanted to wait until the new paint was on the walls, so we waited.

Then, a couple weeks ago, she sent me pictures of two fabric’s she was using for accents and showed me the bright green and blue she was debating between.  I brought over my paint samples.  The kids liked this blue.

Blue Montana Sky

But as soon as my friend saw the Spring Hill Green, she knew – “THIS IS IT!    I LOVE IT!”

Spring Hill Green is one of the amazing colors from CeCe Caldwell’s all natural clay and chalk paint and I have to admit, it looks really cool against her freshly painted gray walls.
CeCe Caldwell’s ~ Spring Hill Green
We loaded her up and  I started the transformation.  I glued down the loose veneer, repaired a broken drawer runner and refreshed the dried out drawers with a fresh coat of stain.
Here’s what the paint looks like as it’s drying.  The darker green is the wet paint, the lighter green is the dry.
I get a kick out of watching the color change every time ~ what can I say?
In this picture, the paint is almost dry.  You can tell I painted the top last as it is still darker and there are a few spots on the sides… that have not yet dried completely.
Now it’s time for the best part.  The wax!  The paint will deepen in color as you apply it with a brush or rag then will lighten to the intended color once it’s dry.
I just love the dimension in this paint!
  And here she is!

Sassy ~ I think it fits!

CeCe Caldwell’s paint and wax is best for painted furniture.  It’s made and manufactured right here in the USA and is sweeping our nation like wild fire!  So… what are you waiting for?

If you’re interested in trying CeCe Caldwell’s amazing paint and wax you can order it through my online shop here.  You’ll also find it in West Michigan at our Shizzle Design booth in Not So Shabby Antiques &amp ; Fine Furniture, 114 E. Main Ave., Zeeland, MI directions here.  You’ll find our display along side all our painted furniture and home decor.  

I spend a large chunk of time painting custom pieces for clients.  If you have a piece of furniture you would like painted, let me know.  Our current pieces for sale can be seen here.  It changes frequently but I do my best to mark things as sold once they’re gone.

A hui hou! ~ Shelly

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22 Replies to “Spring Hill Green turns an Antique Dresser into One Sassy Piece!”

  1. Shelly, I love, love, love that color!! I love a vibrant color like that on an old piece of furniture. Good luck with your new paint product venture, Dee

  2. I am loving that green! I just painted something a similar green yesterday. I need to check out CeCe Caldwell’s paint I have only used ASCP. Beautiful job on the dresser I love your stuff!

  3. Wow, I love the bright green!!! And the wax gives it such a fabulous sheen. Great job.

    Your newest Linky follower,

    Laurel at SoPo Cottage

  4. The dresser is so happy looking! I love the hardware too! Sometimes I think I will never tire of these bright hues on furniture!

    This is my first stop on your blog! Found you from FJ SNS!

    Have a great weekend!

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