Sunday, March 17, 2013

Bright Green Shelf

I don't always know the correct terminology for the pieces of furniture I paint.  What is this?  A cabinet?  A shelf?
I went with shelf.  And this shelf wanted to be a bright green.  Just in time for St. Patrick's Day!  

I knew I was going to use the dark wax "glaze" technique and really wanted it to show up, I painted in all different directions so the wax had the brush marks to settle into.  I also used a new paint brush I found at True Value.

It is an oval sash brush, but I didn't know that when I bought it.  It looked like a poor man's version of an AS oval brush and I thought it would be worth a shot to try it since it was only $6.99.
You get what you pay for though and the bristles kept coming out so I had to keep picking them out of the paint the whole time.  It did do the trick with leaving a lot of brush strokes and the dark wax helped tone the color down, but I still think it is really bright.
It had some pitting in the wood that I made sure I got the dark wax in.  I was a huge departure from what I normally do, but sometimes you just have to change things up--right? 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


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19 comments:

  1. It is so refreshing to see a bright color--And almost at springtime, yay! It looks terrific to me!

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  2. I found your post at Classy Clutter.

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  3. What a transformation! I think this piece would make a fun bar!

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  4. wow! You did such a great job on this shelf/cabinet combo. The color is not something I would choose, but that is because I get scared. You isnpired me to jump out of the box.

    Smiles,
    Rachael
    The Joyful Thrifter

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  5. This apple green is so happy. I like this cabinet too. It's so different. Nice shape to it. I found your link at Kammy's Korner

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  6. I'm your newest follower. That's an awesome shelf. What a transformation! I love that apple green, so cheery!

    Stop in sometime. :-)

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  7. I just joined your site. I was looking at your transformations and love them all. Can't wait to see more!

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  8. Great shelf I love the color it reminds me of my aunts bedroom furniture in the 70's.

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  9. love that piece..."piece" is a nice fall back in terms of furniture. i always get stuck on if something is wicker or rattan or bamboo.

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  10. Definately a sprigy color- very cute shelf- nicely done!

    Visiting from YOU'RE GONNA LOVE IT linky party at Kathe With and E, blog

    Smile,
    Suz in NW Illinois

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  11. This would be great in a foyer to throw things on when you came in the door. A very brave choice of color!

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  12. That is an amazing transformation and just in time for Spring!! I know our readers will enjoy your perspective, too. We have a Thursday (today) Link Up Party at allthingswithpurpose.com and I'm sure our readers would love these tips, too!! We hope to see you there!!

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  13. I love these unique looking pieces of furniture! And I love the colour you chose. It is so bright and springy!

    Your newest follower,
    Buttons
    The Hot Toddies of Washington

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  14. That's a really interesting shelf...and you used my favorite color to paint it. Love it! :)

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  15. You did great job... I am impressed by your work... The furniture looking gorgeous after color. Thanks for sharing.
    bedroom furniture

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  16. Woohoo! I can't wait to see the post! I am so excited to hear about this product!

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  17. That's a cool shelf and I love the color!

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  18. I love the bold color choice! It turned out great! Thanks for sharing on Domestic Superhero's Thursday Link Party! Hope to see you again this week!

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  19. Great color! Those little drawers are cute.

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

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