Delicate Pastel Green Painted Dresser


This dresser was once clunky and outdated. Megan from Lubbly Jubbly Furniture made it look soft and sweet with a pastel green paint color called Luna. Keep reading to see how she did it!

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all well and getting some painting time in. I’ve been held up for a few days due to my back, but it gives me a chance to write this blog post for you.
I’m absolutely in love with how this dresser turned out! I wish I had the space to keep it for myself because it’s definitely my style, and in my opinion it looks beautiful.
If you’d like to try recreating this look yourself, then read along on how I did it.
Pastel mint green dresser with white washed wood top - furniture paint
Plain, outdated dresser before my furniture paint transformation.
First, if your dresser doesn’t already have legs but you want to give it some extra height like I did, you’ll need to have legs ordered or legs available to add to your piece. If you don’t want legs added that’s fine too. They aren’t needed, it just gives extra character and height. You can find furniture legs in all styles and sizes on Amazon.
Wood legs for adding height to refurbished and restored dresser
I scuff sanded the entire dresser, except the top and I gave it a good clean with vinegar solution. I then sanded down the top to raw wood using my belt sander with 80 grit sandpaper. Lastly, I used my oribtal sander with 400 grit paper to smooth the finish.
Pastel mint green dresser with white washed wood top - furniture paint Pastel mint green dresser with white washed wood top - furniture paint
I then poured some of Country Chic Paint’s Limestone Glaze into a jar and added a little bit of water to thin the consistency because I wanted it to be a thin application. I used my Country Chic Paint sponge to apply the glaze just on the top of the dresser. I wiped the glaze on the wood top making sure to go over it several times until I liked the look. I let it dry and then applied 2-3 coats of Clear Coat. Its very durable and leaves a nice sheen.
Pastel mint green dresser with white washed wood top - furniture paint

I then had help to tip the entire dresser on it’s back onto a small table so that I could work on the legs. The legs come with metal plates, but you’re going to need extra pieces of wood to make a platform so that the top of the leg is flush with the bottom edge of the dresser (see pictures). Then the metal plates can be screwed into the wood on either side and the legs can be attached. Its very easy to do. You got this!!!

Pastel mint green dresser with white washed wood top - furniture paint Pastel mint green dresser with white washed wood top - furniture paint

Once that was done I left the dresser on its back so that I could paint the legs and seal them. I also applied two coats of primer and three coats of Country Chic Paint in the color, Luna.

Pastel mint green dresser with white washed wood top - furniture paint Pastel mint green dresser with white washed wood top - furniture paint
Lastly, I sealed it with two coats of Country Chic Paint’s Clear Coat and let it dry.
Pastel mint green dresser with white washed wood top - furniture paint
I decided to keep the original hardware, but give them a new finish. I mixed beige acrylic paint with a metallic gold paint and came up with a soft wood style colour. I also used Clear Coat to seal the hardware since they’ll be touched quite often.
Pastel mint green dresser with white washed wood top - furniture paint Pastel mint green dresser with white washed wood top - furniture paint

Once all this was done it was finished and ready to sell!

Pastel mint green dresser with white washed wood top - furniture paint Pastel mint green dresser with white washed wood top - furniture paint Pastel mint green dresser with white washed wood top - furniture paint
I hope you enjoyed reading about how to create this look!

To see more examples of dresser transformations, click here.

Leave a comment below to tell us what you think of this pastel green painted dresser!


Megan {Lubbly Jubbly Furniture}

Hi there, I’m Megan from Lubbly Jubbly Furniture. I grew up in the UK and came to Canada when I was 17.  I am a Mother of 4 and married to my amazing husband – this business of mine wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for him. I started painting furniture almost four years ago as a hobby grew to a real business in March of 2018. I love to restore furniture and just starting painting canvases as well. I’m really enjoying what I do and I continue to work harder and have fun while doing it!

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