Emerald Green Dresser Makeover

Emerald Green Dresser

You may remember this little beauty for a few months ago. I first introduced you to this rough looking dresser in a Thrifty Thursday post in December. Choosing the future color for this piece proved harder than usual, I flipped and flopped between an array of colors. I even took to Facebook  for some color inspiration! I finally decided on a color and now it’s time to introduce you to my Emerald Green Dresser Makeover.

emerald green dresser before

Here is a little refresher in case you didn’t remember what it looked like before. See all that lighter colored wood? Ya that’s peeled off veneer. See that broken drawer? Ya it had some issues…but I loved it.

emerald green dresser

I fixed the rough areas that were missing veneer by adding some textured paintable wallpaper. I’ve used the stuff before on a couple projects here and there. I ended up using some Mod Podge to get it to attach to the rough surface and it worked like a charm. Isn’t it just beautiful?

close up of emerald dresser

After all the back and forth on choosing the paint color, I ended up choosing the color of the year: Emerald Green. I used some spray paint in Emerald Green by Krylon.


I love how you can paint right over the wallpaper and you have instant interest and texture. Oh and in a beautiful damask pattern I might add!

emerald green dresser

I picked up the new ivory colored knobs at Hobby Lobby. I’m a little obsessed with them right now and it just completes the whole look.

emerald green dresser

I am more than thrilled with the way that my first Emerald colored project turned out. I am really glad I choose this color, it seems to fit so well. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Emerald Green Dresser Makeover.

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  1. Nice Work! Your dresser makeover is Amazing! Love the color. ;o)

  2. I’m green with envy! (see what I just did there? LOL) This turned out super cute and I love that you used the textured wallpaper!

  3. I never thought about using the textured wallpaper and I have several rolls of white and different designs. You are a treasure!!

  4. I love your green dresser. I did an old desk recently in antique white and used the melon knobs like yours in aqua blue. Ilove the texture from the wallpaper. I am anxious to try that.

  5. Looks great! Adding the wallpaper is such a smart idea. It adds insterest and texture to the piece!

  6. What a creative idea for adding texture to your dresser-I also adore the emerald green-the so in color for Spring!!

  7. Very pretty!

  8. theresefeeman says:

    I had to come right over from Miss Mustard Seed because your (#64)Gorgeous Green caught my eye. I’m (#63) and green has been my favorite color since before I can remember.
    The shade of green you used was perfect and the super creative paper idea really made the texture so rich. It’s dreamy! I really love it!

  9. Oh wow, the textured wallpaper really makes a huge difference! How creative!

  10. I love the knobs, but that textured wallpaper is awesomesauce! Love it on the door fronts 🙂

  11. That coolor green looks awesome! I would never have thought to use that color on a piece! LOVE IT!

  12. Looks fabulous! I am thinking I need to add some emerald green somewhere now… maybe in my son’s room. You did an amazing job:)
    Krista @thehappyhousie

  13. Love the texture the wallpaper gives! That color is amazing too! Thanks so much for sharing at project inspired! New party is on now – hope you can make it! Pinned this to our group pin board too! http://www.settingforfour.com/2013/04/project-inspired-linky-party-no_1451.html


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