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!

Linking to:
Life On Lakeshore Drive 
I Heart Nap Time 
Too Much Time On My Hands
Classy Clutter
I Should Be Mopping The Floors 
Coastal Charm
DIY Showoff
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Kammy's Korner
Kathe With An E
Not Just a Housewife
Elizabeth & Co.
The DIY Dreamer
If It's Not Baroque
Lolly Jane
Southern Lovely
Mom On Timeout
I Gotta Create
House of Hepworths
Embracing Change
The Shabby Creek Cottage
Miss Mustard Seed
The Shabby Nest  
Lovely Crafty Home 
Beyond The Picket Fence 
Crafty Scrappy Happy 
A Creative Princess
Six Sisters' Stuff
Funky Junk Interiors 
The Real Housewives of Riverton


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

  2. I found your post at Classy Clutter.

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

  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.

    The Joyful Thrifter

  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

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

    Stop in sometime. :-)

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

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

  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.

  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

    Suz in NW Illinois

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

  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 and I'm sure our readers would love these tips, too!! We hope to see you there!!

  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,
    The Hot Toddies of Washington

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

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

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

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

  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!

  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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