This dark green painted dresser packs a punch with its bold green painted finish and some antiquing glaze. Find out how to paint your furniture just like this Green Painted Empire Dresser!
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Country Chic Paint came out with some new paint colors! I’ve been wanting to try green and when I saw their new green, I just knew it was the perfect color for this empire dresser.
You’ll need these supplies to recreate this Green Empire Dresser
For this project we used:
- *Wild Clover Limited Edition Color by Country Chic Paint (Update – Wild Clover is no longer available, but they created a very similar color called Fireworks!)
- *Liquorice by Country Chic Paint
- *Clear Glaze by Country Chic Paint
- Varathane Polyurethane
- Matte Poly
Getting Started and Finding a Secret Drawer
While getting it all prepped for its new finish, (you can read more about how we prep our pieces here) I put the dresser on it’s back since I had a sneaky suspicion that there was a secret drawer in between the two top drawers.
After inspecting it more I could tell that it was a drawer, I just couldn’t figure out how to open it up! So I called for my husband and asked him to try it out. While he was moving the drawer as much as he could, I looked at the dresser from a different angle, played around with a spot on the dresser, and all of a sudden the secret drawer started opening!
Whoa!! Now that you know there is a secret drawer, I can’t tell you how to open it, now can I?
After a few happy dances and playing around with our new discovery, I went back to work prepping the dresser.
The Best Green Furniture Paint
I thinned out the Wild Clover paint from Country Chic Paint for my spray gun (more about that process here) and then sprayed the chalk paint onto the dresser.
This dresser took almost a full pint of paint.
How to Glaze over Chalk Paint
Need to SEE how to glaze? Check out this video on how I glaze over chalk paint.
After I lightly distressed the edges with 220 grit sandpaper, I sprayed on a couple coats of my absolute favorite polyurethane. Sealing the paint with poly is absolutely crucial before you put glaze on chalk type paint.
Learn ALL of my tips and tricks on How to Spray Polyurethane here!
I wanted to add a bit more character to this piece, and glaze was the perfect way to achieve that.
Using a cheap brush, I applied the glaze, making sure it got into every detail of the dresser, and then I used baby wipes to wipe it right back off. I made sure to leave a bit of glaze in the corners and on the edges, but wipe most of the glaze away. In some spots I went back with the brush that had very little to no paint on it, and lightly brushed some more details on.
(Learn more about how to glaze over chalk paint with this tall blue painted dresser)
I gave the glaze plenty of time to completely dry and then I sealed it all up with General Finishes Flat Poly.
One of my favorite things about green though is that it’s a neutral color. Yes it’s neutral! We use greenery and plants all over our homes to bring our home and decor to life. I think this dresser does that too! This dresser is now so unique, bold and sassy! It’s the perfect pop of color, but it’s also elegant and fun!
This piece is also for sale! SOLD
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