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A Little Bit of Sanity and A Lot of Chaos: Meadow Green Happiness.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Meadow Green Happiness.

When I posted on my FB page wondering what people thought of a piece of furniture our old Junior High colors, I had some funny comments about the good ole' days and some skepticism about the color choice.

The Junior High color....green. Not your gorgeous green, kind of a cross between kelly green and grass green. The color is called Meadow green. Plain old Rustoleum Meadow Green. They really should be paying me for all their advertisement on my blog....don't you think?

Okay....Meadow Green. I've been dying to mix it up since I saw my old college friend's (she was even my big sis in our sorority) apartment on the COVER of House Beautiful...yep. Seriously. Almost peed my pants when I heard, and then my magazine didn't come for several days after I heard. And then my sister that lives in NY and hangs out with her went to this party celebrating the cover....oh, the excitement and name dropping I am doing! LOVE IT!

Here's the cover in case you haven't seen it.

So I thought I should try again for some color.

I showed you this dresser that I got at ReStore for $23.

Besides being a little grody on the outside and those knobs are not working, the inside was gorgeous and the top wasn't bad. I had intended on sanding the top and restaining, but after I painted it, I decided I liked it.

Now. Fair warning. This isn't for everyone. It isn't. But, I can totally picture this as a changing table in a little boys room, or as an entryway storage area to add a huge pop of color, or a hallway piece, or in an Anthro store with oodles of things flowing out of it, or in the middle of the road in the Sundance catalog...or a buffet....oh, criminy...

Okay, folks, this photo is antiqued, for effect, cause it looked cool.

There are those pulls....bestill my heart....

This is the true color. I still love it. LOVE IT.

It makes me giddy just looking at it. I love it. And I'm terrified of color. Oh, it just makes me happy! As I type I'm grinning.

Thanks Monique and David for inspiring me to paint something in color...



Blogger Anita@GoingALittleCoastal said...

I like it in green! Is it more like the color of the top or bottom pic? Either is great. What about staining the top a bit darker since the knobs are black?

Congrats to your friend for making the cover. Very exciting!

July 18, 2010 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love the green and i was wondering the same thing as anita about the color of green- is it mossy or emerald? one picture looks mossy and the other looks emerald. either way, i like the green with the wood top and the knobs are great. i love the wood top with it for that rustic feel!

July 18, 2010 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger Annie Wilcox Designs said...

"Meadow" green is the hot new color for 2010, you are so on the right track. My friend has a shop and this color is a fast mover out the door. Way to go bold and take a chance.

July 18, 2010 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

So is it more like the first pic or the 2nd? I LOVE the first.

July 18, 2010 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

This piece would look lovely in a nursery. Your projects continue to be inspiring! Did you use poly on this piece to protect it?

July 18, 2010 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Oh how I wish I could have this... Maybe I"ll find my own, or paint the one we currently have in the boys' room, though Nate might have a fit. He's a wood purist. I love that you put Monique's apartment on here too! So jealous that she and Sara are so glam. Let's go to NYC together sometime:)

July 19, 2010 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

Oh wow, what a difference! I wish I wasn't so hesitant to go bold like that! It's looks amazing.

July 19, 2010 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

Oh wow, what a difference! I wish I wasn't so hesitant to go bold like that! It's looks amazing.

July 19, 2010 at 2:11 PM  

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