The true greening of Christmas.

The true greening of Christmas.

It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas!  That’s because I just bought a new Christmasy air-freshener and plugged it in right next to my computer, and it’s really strong.  I feel like I’m being choked to death by an evergreen.  But, in a festive way! 

So speaking of green, please enjoy today’s selection of makeovers, starting with Helen at Picked and Painted and her little green nightstand. I love how she got the glaze deep into the crevices of this table.  I would really like a private tutor for glazing.  Every time I try, my stuff just ends up looking dirty.  What’s the secret, Helen?!

And here is another lovely green dresser from Helen, which can be seen HERE.  I love the substantial size of the new knobs.  Don’t be scared to go big! Go big or go home. To get bigger knobs.  That’s what I always say. It looks great.
And here are a couple from Sarah at Funcycled, who un-drabbed this dresser with a bright kelly green and then deepened it down with a dark wax.  Bonus, the wax not only gave it that glazed look, but sealed it too for that glossy shine in one less step!

You’ve probably already noticed this one isn’t green.  It’s red.  Antique Red by Behr, to be exact.  Sarah fixed it up for a couple who had left it sitting in their basement for years.  Just before they were about to trash it, they discovered her blog and realized it could be beautiful again with a little love and a LOT of effort.  So they hired her to do the dirty work, and boy, did she deliver.

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  1. November 16, 2012 / 4:11 PM

    This girl is really good at painting and repurposing!!! Love these examples.
    xo Nancy

  2. Anonymous
    November 16, 2012 / 5:45 PM

    LOL good to know im not the only dirty glazer!!
    -Alma Delia

  3. November 16, 2012 / 6:54 PM

    Green dressers are my fave! I am looking for one to use as an entertainment center / console.

  4. November 16, 2012 / 7:18 PM

    Oh that red one is awesome! I love me an Empire dresser : )
    Thanks for showing off my green pieces!

  5. November 16, 2012 / 8:25 PM

    I love them all… very festive indeed! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing our pieces. I love Helen’s work, too!

  6. November 16, 2012 / 9:26 PM

    I sneered at the thought of painting either of those dressers green. i expected a very sad result. boy. was i ever. wrong. Verrrry nice. And the glossy red dresser. Whodda thunk. Stunning!

  7. November 17, 2012 / 12:09 AM

    I don’t like green. I hate green. When at school I wore the stupid green jumper, I got called the upside down carrot. (I have red hair) Poo to green! BUT THAT green dresser is the bomb! But I couldn’t stand next to it, probably get called weirdo carrot or something. BTW Linsdey (with an E) LOVE your new profile photo! Looking smokin’ hot! Which is better than a carrot; believe me!

  8. November 17, 2012 / 12:46 AM

    I just love this blog! You are so entertaining, and teach me so much.

    Which is why I was so surprised to see something I disagree with on here. But redoing that first end table was a Mistake with a capital M. That was Gorgeous before! The new color cannot do it the same justice. :'(

    That said, I still love the blog! You are still entertaining and I’m still learning tons more.

  9. November 17, 2012 / 5:01 AM

    I love green! It speaks to me. That night stand is gorgeous, and she did such a great job with the glaze. I have a couple of “almost matching” vintage sewing cabinets that I want to make over, I would love them to look exactly like that!
    All the other pieces are lovely, too. I would never have thought of red for the last dresser, but it totally works!

  10. November 17, 2012 / 8:53 PM

    Love the green! I think she left the original stain in the crevices, that’s my guess anyway. Now that I’ve got that covered, I need to figure out how to make my furniture makeovers look as good as theirs!

  11. November 19, 2012 / 1:52 PM

    LOVE THESE!!!!

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