Thursday, October 3, 2013

Khaki Green Stacked Chest

I love a stacked chest of drawers but have never been lucky enough to find one.  Well, this one showed up on my doorstep (I traded for it) and I was so completely thrilled!  It's such a unique piece of furniture and has great lines.  I hemmed and hawed about this one, too.   The day before I was going to paint it someone contacted me and said they wanted it!  Yea!  Love when that happens, because then I know I can do exactly what they want!  

She came over and the ideas started rolling!  I know this turned out even so much better than what I had envisioned for it.  


A few people said I should leave it as because it was so beautiful. hide a lot.  It had some issues and paint was the only way to fix them.  BUT--even if it was in perfect condition I would have painted it! ;)


I happened to be wearing my green khaki jacket when she came over and she said, "That.  That's the color!"  I totally agreed.  She wanted something masculine, but not black and this fits the bill perfectly!

It had such a beautiful top so I sanded it all down and stained it Espresso (yes, it is my new favorite!).  It's so rich looking.  And, we wanted it to look like two separate pieces so I sanded down the little ledge (all by hand :/ )  between the two pieces and stained it as well. 

 I love these pulls and just sprayed the screws two different colors to get them to match.

such great details!

 I did have problems with bleed through on this one too.  I think there's 8 different coats of various products on here.  Have I ever mentioned how much I hate bleed through??
  I still used the shellac, but it wasn't until after I had finished the drawers with 3 coats of paint and a coat of poly that it actually showed up (the next morning).  Ugh!  So I just sprayed the shellac over the poly, repainted the drawers, and gave it another coat of poly.  That fixed it. 

I think it's one handsome piece of furniture!! :)

color = Shade Grown from SW @ 75%

This dresser was featured by:

Linda @ Crafts A La Mode
Shelly (DIY Sunday Showcase) @ PinkWhen
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

Thank you!

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  1. That color is so rich! I love it! Bummer you had bleed through. It came out amazing!

  2. Handsome? Yes indeed it is and such a beautiful job you did!

  3. A true gentleman's chest now - love the color choice and the stained top. And yes, I hate bleed-through, too!

  4. GORGEOUS transformation!! I love this piece!!

  5. Ohhhhhh this is a real beauty.

  6. I love it and the color is PERFECT!! Bleed through is the worst but your patience paid off : )

  7. Oh Lisa . . . you never cease to amaze me with your talent. This is gorgeous! You have such a knack for picking the perfect color for each piece you do. Wanna come pick colors for all the pieces sitting in my garage? LOL!
    Blessings to you,

  8. Woww...this is gorgeous. Love the color.
    Pinning it.


  9. I know it's not right to be envious or jealous but I am. I would so love to have a piece like yours. There was one very similar at Habitat in Grand Junction, CO but was way over what I could afford, ever. Beautiful piece, it seemed to be in original finish, somebody had taken very good care of it. It was as exquisite as yours. The color you chose for this piece was especially appropriate. Will go anywhere. How great you had your khaki jacket on. You are very talented at redoing pieces. Enjoy your talent. Happy days ahead.

  10. That is a beautiful piece of furniture - love the color and the Espresso top(s).

  11. Very interesting piece! Not too distressed, either, which I think would have detracted from the gorgeous detail. You did a fabulous job! :)

  12. Love it! Very masculine!! ;) visiting from MMSFF blog post. Where do you buy your spray shellac and what brand. I have a piece with issues right!

    Char @

  13. I love this one! It turned out beautifully! :)


  14. Love me a beautiful makeover! Thanks for sharing at Tickled Pink Times Two.

  15. Wow, yet another gorgeous makeover!! I love the green, it's so unique and vintage. Perfection!
    -Molly from Just a Little Creativity

  16. It is a handsome piece of furniture. You did a fabulous job.

    from Virginia

  17. It is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Perfect color! Great job on your beautiful chest1

    Linda at The French Hens Nest

  19. JUST Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! Love the wood top, and love you left the wood piece in the middle to separate! I'm in AWE!! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase! I'm gonna pin this one to our board!

  20. Wow! What a gorgeous piece! I love it! Found you via DDD Inspiration Gallery! Glad to have found you! Happy Wednesday!

  21. Beautiful! Love the green, love the hardware, love it!

  22. This chest is absolutley stunning. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  23. This came out fabulous! I'm featuring and PINNING this chest. We are so into furniture refinishing right now. Thanks so much for sharing. Linda

  24. Wow, a gorgeous piece in a perfect color! I'm swooning!

  25. I want it! The lines are gorgeous, the color is perfect & those pulls are to die for! Love it -- PINNED IT. :) Thanks so much for linking up to ITS PARTY TIME. xoxo

  26. You've outdone youself once again! So much to love here! The overall style, the stained top and apron, the hardware and just the right amount of distressing. You are so talented!


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