Mossy Green Dresser Re-do

HI friends! First of all I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who entered the $1,000 dollar giveaway on the blog, the winner was picked today & announced on the facebook page {here}. INo worries if you didn’t win, there are lots of lovely giveaways coming your way soon. So, many of you may have seen this lovely mossy green dresser in our master bedroom reveal {here}, but now I want to show you the before & the after & the in betweens of how I re-did it. Let’s start with the “before”….

There was lots of damage to this little baby, but nothing that some paint and tlc couldn’t fix. ps. I took this photo via instagram, if you don’t follow me, I’m mad at you ;) You can follow me {here} I love chatting on there, so let’s be friends!

Can we talk about how much I love the gold hardware on this baby? Here is how I achieved the gold hardware…

That’s right, my trusty rub n’ Buff that I got from Michaels. As you can see by the tube I have used it a lot & I’m obsessed. If you haven’t used Rub n’ Buff it’s really simple, you literally rub & buff. You can get this product in many colors like teal, silver, and some others, but by far my favorite is this grecian gold. To make the hardware Gold I simply applied the product with my fingers {it gets messy, but it’s the best way I have found to do it} I rub it all over the surface with my fingers & then I buff it off with a rag. The product has a smooth and durable finish with very little drying time. It’s pretty much amazing.

The color of the dresser is a funny story. I was instantly drawn to this green by Valspar called Valencia Moss. After getting the paint color home I realized it was eerily similar to our guest bathroom, & sure enough it was the same color. I guess I really love it. It’s for sure one of my favorite colors by Valspar & I for sure recommend this green for any of your projects. After distressing the dresser with a sanding block I used Annie Sloan’s dark wax to seal it.

I think this dresser adds the perfect eclectic touch of rustic cabin feel to our master bedroom & I couldn’t be happier with how this piece turned out. What do you think of my mossy green dresser? Are you a fan? Have you used this color before? Are you a Rub N’ Buff user? What have you used it on? I would love to see your projects, link them below or share them on the facebook page {here} or tag me on Twitter or Instagram.

Talk to you soon
Liz Marie

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  1. I love it! I’m your newest Instagram follower: emilyanninteriors

  2. The dresser turned out great. I love your decorating on the top as well. Makes me want to redo a few things around the house.

    • Thank you Kathryn!! I’m glad you were inspired, you should do it! I love giving life to old pieces.. it’s fun and it’s refreshing. Thanks for your sweet comment xx

  3. Beautiful!! Love the re-do… it came out so great. Really like how the color came out a lot!

  4. It’s beautiful. What a pretty color for your gorgeous new bedroom :)

  5. Love this color. I have a dresser that I just moved into my garage and was going to sell it, but I may just redo it in this moss color!

  6. I love this! I’m going to have to look into that paint color! It’s a good one for sure! I’ve never seen or heard of the gold paint. I love that! What a great touch it gave the dresser!

    Can’t wait to get out thrifting to find some pieces for our new house!!!!!

    • You are going to have such a great time finding new pieces for your home! I need to go out after the holidays and look for a few pieces for our home & it’s always so much fun. & yes, you should check out this color.. it’s a great pop of color in any room.. I think it would look great in a nursery or office too! & the gold rub n’ buff is amazing!! and so easy to use!! xx

  7. Absolutely love the final result. Beautiful before and after tutorial!!!

  8. This dresser is so pretty!! I love how it turned out! I still haven’t tried Rub n’ Buff!! I have heard so many great things about it though!

  9. I immediately loved this piece when I saw your room reveal! I did a very similar olive finish with gold hardware this summer and love the combo! I too worked with the existing hardware and gave it a rub’n buff refinish! i was going to leave the link for you to see it but I just realized you featured it! we must have similar taste. :)

  10. Did you just use regular paint, no chalk paint? Any primer?
    I can’t decide if I should use a homemade chalk paint or just regular paint with a wax. Any suggestions?

  11. This turned out great Liz! How funny that it was the same color ~ Lol! I love how it adds a subtle statement in the room without being too overbearing. :-)

  12. I love the makeover! Awesome green, and I’m making sure that I follow you ;)

  13. I love the knobs! Can’t believe they are wooden. Green is my color. :)

  14. Hi Liz, love the blog! I am refinishing an old desk and I’m having some issues. Do you sand your furniture fist or just paint right over the old color? Sanding is so hard!

  15. That is a gorgeous mossy green and really suits your room. I haven’t tried rub and buff but I am going to soon thanks to this.

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    When I look at your website in Opera, it looks fine but when
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