This pretty minty green dresser was created by Robin from In Fine Feather Furniture with the color, Happy Hour!


Minty green dresser - mint green painted dresser - diy home decor painted with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

I decided this dresser would look great in a sea-glass type blue/green. So I ordered the color Happy Hour from Country Chic Paint. Before painting it I lightly sanded the dresser to rough up the finish, then washed everything with mild soap and water. Then I used my new Country Chic Paint Oval Paint Brush to apply 2 coats of Happy Hour. This brush is a big time saver! Not only does it apply the paint very smoothly but it also holds a lot of paint so it gives great coverage and minimizes the number of times you need to dip for more paint.

Minty green dresser - mint green painted dresser - diy home decor painted with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

After painting 2 coats I left it to dry overnight. I woke up feeling like it just wasn’t bright enough. It was a little too pastel and I wanted it a little brighter. So I decided to use some of Country Chic Paint’s Tropical Cocktail that I had leftover from a different project. I very lightly dry brushed this bright aqua blue over the green. I went a little heavier on the edges and parts I planned to distress later.

Then to soften any brush stokes and take off any paint that went on too heavy, I used a damp microfiber cloth to even it out. Once I was satisfied with the color, I used the same damp cloth to wet distress the entire piece. This is my favorite way to distress as it is quick, easy to control and no sanding dust to clean up. Just rub the cloth at varying pressures on the edges and anywhere you want paint rubbed off.

Minty green dresser - mint green painted dresser - diy home decor painted with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

Next was the hardware. I liked the style of the original hardware but didn’t like the dated brass. So I painted the hardware in the color, Vanilla Frosting with a little foam dabber. Then I used Country Chic Paint’s Metallic Cream in Silver Bullet. I used the small foam dabber and applied it in 3 coats to give it a completely solid silver appearance.

Minty green dresser - mint green painted dresser - diy home decor painted with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

Finally, I applied Country Chic Paint’s Hemp Oil to the entire piece. When I use Hemp Oil I typically apply it with a brush and leave it to sit overnight. This gives it lots of time to penetrate the paint. The next morning I used a clean microfiber cloth to wipe off all the excess oil and buff the finish to a nice even sheen and seal in all my hard work.

Minty green dresser - mint green painted dresser - diy home decor painted with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

Finally I reassembled the hardware onto the drawers and put it all back together. As you can see the deep purple wall is a big feature. This will be the home to the head of the bed and some giant artwork I plan to create when we reassemble our room, but in the mean time I thought it was a great wall to stage this dresser on and appreciate the unique color combination.

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Robin {In Fine Feather Furniture}

I am a wife and working mom that makes work life balance a top priority. When I am not at work or busy with our family I love to spend time outdoors hiking, mountain biking and beach combing. I balance my love for nature with an artistic outlet I can do indoors. This is working in my garage work space updating vintage furniture with paint, stain, glazes, waxes, oils and anything else that intrigues me.

 

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