Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Alaskan Tundra Green

I saw this dresser listed on Craig's list on Friday.  I took a chance & emailed the seller, "if you still have this dresser on Monday I would love to have it".  I knew it would be gone, it was a great price & not too far from me.  I would have gotten it that day but it was late afternoon & I try not to do any "work" on the weekends.  That is our family time.  I try to keep all my errands & furniture wrangling to weekdays only.  

I got an email back from the seller showing me close up pictures of the sides where the veneer was missing.  "No problem" I sent back, I can deal with that!  

I get another email on Sunday from the seller, "what time are you planning on coming?  I have a guy interested but I am trying to fight him off waiting on you."  What, he has been waiting on me?  Awesome!  I will be there as soon as I put my daughter on the bus!!  

When I pulled up it was sitting on the front porch.  Don't you love that?  You never know what is going to happen on Craig's list.  When I don't have to go into someone's home it really makes me happy!  It was bigger than I expected, I was thrilled!  We loaded it up & off I went.  This was one of those rare pieces that I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  I had to remove the veneer from both sides.  It was super easy!  Most of it peeled off but I did have to use the iron & a wet t-shirt to remove some of the stubborn parts.  

CeCe Caldwell's Alaskan Tundra Green with light aging cream.  Perfect for this dresser!  

I loved the look of the wood & the top was in pretty good shape so I just sanded & stained.

Lots of distressing on this one.  Even thought it will take longer for it to sell, this is my favorite finish.   Sometimes you just have to do what you love & know that eventually the right buyer will come along.

I took these pictures in the guest bedroom in the basement that I am still working on.  As I was taking this picture I was thinking how good it wood look with the bedding.  It pulls the green out.  Too bad I had just finished this chest for the room.  I will be sad when this one leaves but for now it is happy in my basement!

Measures 41"W x 38"H x 20"D.  $325

Thanks to Lauren @West Furniture Revival  & Maryann @ Power of Paint for featuring this piece!

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  1. LOVE YOUR DRESSER! the color is gorgeous , i would love to feature it, if that would be ok please let me know,

  2. So beautiful! You did such a great job!

  3. I loooove how this turned out! Those are really the perfect colors and I love the stain on the top! Great job! Allyson@Domestic Superhero

  4. Love everything about this dresser! :)

  5. It's gorgeous! Great job!

    -Erin @ DIY on the Cheap

  6. I hope it's actually easier to sell now that it's gorgeous!

  7. Great find! Love that color!!!

  8. I love the color and even the little tip on how you removed your veneer!

  9. Jill, I absolutely love it!! Great job on the finish!!

  10. Such a lovely colour. CJ

  11. Great transformation. What a great color!

  12. What a gorgeous color. And you did a fantastic job.

    I love hearing when others score great pieces on Craigslist.

    Thanks for linking up to the Home{work} Wednesday party.

  13. The finish is great, and the stained wood top is PERFECT!

  14. I don't think you will have to wait long to sell that awesome piece! Gorgeous and the hottest new green! Great Job!

  15. Popped over from MMM> Love this green with light aging crème. Perfect! Can't help myself.... I am totally in love with green hand-painted furniture.....Filling my house with green furniture!

    Small House / Big Sky Donna @ Small House Under a Big Sky & White Oak Studio Designs
    Hand-Painted Vintage Furniture Transformations

  16. Lovely piece! What is the stain that you used (colour, brand, oil/water/gel-based?) What type of wood is it? I am doing something similar but with white instead of green. :)