Friday, September 10, 2010

Green with Envy

Well, I hope that's the way you feel after you see my latest transformation of furniture. 

I wanted to add a little color, not to brighten it up but to change the simple colors, I always choose green.

But the hubby gives me a big, fat VETO, before I even get in the car to get the paint. But I had an idea, I would "tone down" the green before he saw it.

Wish me luck!

Here is my $20 Craigslist purchase. 

Yes, $20 for the set.

I primed right on top, now roughing it up for me.

Remember, I have to surprise the hubby.

With fingers crossed, of course.

Second coat of green paint.
I think the green is on the relaxed side, but still kinda bright for my placement in our living room.

I slathered on a very generous layer of dark walnut stain.

Mostly, because I like it.

And, because I don't want to do it twice.

After about 10 minutes, I normally wait the longest possible, because again I only wanted to stain it once, but I use a large amount so I did not wait this time.

I wiped it off slightly, and still did not think the green was aged. It looked more covered up to me.

So, I rubbed some more.

And then a little more.

That is the best thing about the stain, you make it the color or aged look you want.

So I stopped rubbing.

This is what I got.

I like it.

And so does the hubby.

Furniture Feature Fridays


  1. Looks great!! At first I didn't like the green but now that it has the stain on it, I just love it! I am trying to tone done an end table I just did so I think I am going to try the stain on it now. The glaze just isn't dark enough.

  2. What an adorable table! I like the green with the dark walnut stain!

  3. They're precious.... I love green. I think it adds such pop and warmth to a room.

  4. Looks awesome! Great transformation.