The Mean, Green, Dressin’ Machine

Hey guys and gals! T.G.I.Fab Finds Friday! I have something that I’ve been dying to show you! I bought a vintage 4 drawer dresser made by Bassett Furniture about a week ago but didn’t want to show you until I re-invented it! I bought this bad boy for $40 bucks via Craigslist. The dresser was perfect for us since Big Daddy recently got a very similar dresser by Bassett only taller, chunky-er, and manly-er. :) I’m not into matchy match but Big Daddy leans in that direction, however, I couldn’t resist it’s curves and vintage hardware!

Here he is before…

So pretty! I actually loved the color combo on this piece but I was feeling a bit daring and wanted something like this…

Monica from deCORaTiNG iNSaNiTY painted this absolutely gorgeous piece and I’m telling ya, it IS easy being green! I showed Big Daddy my inspiration and he was uh…um well, he was doubtful. To tell you the truth so was I. I’ve painted exactly 1 piece of furniture before and I’d never glazed before so doing something as INSANE as painting a dresser green was a little nerve wrecking! But I’m so glad I went all volverse loco!

Here is my sweet, crazy, and GREEN dresser now…

Ooooh, la double la la! I’m by no means a glazing guru but I think this turned out great!

By now you’re likely asking how in the world an amateur such as myself could make a green dresser worth salivating over. And the answer is Rustoleum Furniture Transformation Kit! Run, don’t walk to Home Depot or Lowe’s to get this all-in-one painter’s BFF box of fun!

As you can see from my picture you get EVERYTHING you need to paint a piece of furniture! The directions are easy to follow and they even tell you what kind of brush to use (2″ Purdy brush)! Plus the cans are labeled step 1, 2, 3! Awesome!

The paint did what it said it would do. As you can tell from the before picture the dresser was painted with some glossy white paint with silver trim. I didn’t prime, I didn’t sand (except where I needed to add some wood putty for the imperfections) but I did clean it well and followed Rustoleum’s directions exactly!

If you are itching for a project and aren’t sure where to start, then start with Rustoleum’s transformation kit! Just remember to have your friendly paint department tint your base before leaving the store!!!

Here are your choices…

Still not sure? Check out Lindsay’s review of the furniture transformation kit at Living with Lindsay. She chose Midnight Blue and she did an AMAZING job! I really want to try Laguna and Midnight…I can’t wait!

UPDATE: Oops, totally forgot to talk about the hardware! I just gave those already beautiful drawer pulls a couple of light coats of Krylon Brushed Metallic Satin Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint.  Umm, I really heart this stuff!

The Bottom Line

1. Rustoleum Furniture Transformation Kit is AWESOME!

2. No sanding needed!

3. No primer needed!

4. You can choose either to glaze or not to glaze!

5. You only need to carry one thing out of the store!

6. The kit is reasonably priced at Home Depot for $35 bucks!

So, what do you think of the lean, mean, and GREEN dresser!


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  • Emily

    Oooh, what a pretty color!

    • Christine

      Thanks Emily! I totally agree! I think if someone is drawn to this piece or any like it then they should just try this color! This piece is for my office/crafty room which I'm doing in blue/turquoise with green accents! I think it's going to be super groovy!

  • marilyn

    Love the green color, thanks for sharing! You did Good!
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  • Christine

    Thanks Marilyn! I love your rooster decor! I want one!!!

  • Pat

    Green! Love it.
    You did a great job.


    • Christine

      Thanks Pat! And thanks for stopping by! :)

  • Gina

    Very cool. I have thought of doing something like this, but not sure how. I will have to check it out. Thanks!

    • Christine

      Gina, I'm so excited for you to try it!!! If you run into any problems or have questions feel free to contact me!

  • Sue

    This chest's color is simply amazing and your glazing technique seems perfect! One would never know that you are a novice. Visiting from Nita's party.:-) Sue

    • Christine

      Thanks Sue! I love knowing people are out there reading this blog!!!

  • Starr@Kiefer Cottage

    I've looked at Rustoleum's other transformation kits–nice to see them in action! The color looks fantastic. FANTASTIC. Should I say it again? Love it!
    My recent post Borers, Beetles, and Other Bad Things in the Garden

    • Christine

      Your compliments make me giddy!!! Thanks for checking out the blog!

  • pam92049

    I LOVE your dresser. Especially the color. I'll have to look for that kit the next time I'm at Lowe's. I like the no sanding or priming. Great job!!!

    • Christine

      Thank you!!! They also have the kit for cabinets! I'm a renter so I don't think I'll try it out yet!

    • Christine

      Thanks Pam! Let me know how it turns out!!

  • Tranquil Abode

    Wow…so inspired. This is gorgeous!
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    • Christine

      You're so sweet! Thanks for dropping by!

  • Kathryn Griffin

    Love it! Great color!! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Homemaker on a Dime. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House.… Wishing you a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
    My recent post Make it Pretty Monday – Week 4

    • Christine

      Thanks for stopping by Kathryn!!! I headed over to The Dedicated House (Great blog!) and joined your party! Thanks for the invite!!!

  • Julie

    AWESOME! Love the color. I'd love for you to link this up to my party. :)

    Have a great day!


    • Christine

      Hi Julie! Thanks for the invite! I linked up!!!

    • Christine

      I'm there!

  • Pamela

    Wow this is excellent! I love the bold colour and that kit is super cool plus I can't believe how cheap it is compared to a regular can of paint or stain etc etc. I may have to try it out when I paint my future son's dresser!

    • Christine

      Let me know how it turns out! I'd love to see another color done.

  • Kathryn Griffin

    Thanks for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House! She's growing steadily. Hope to see you next week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
    My recent post Make it Pretty Monday – Week 4

  • Nicole

    That's a lovely transformation! Thanks for sharing!
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  • Lucy Designs

    Oh gosh, I love it when people use color! This is fab!!

    • Christine

      Thanks girl! I still can't believe I "went for it"!

  • Stacey

    Looks great and a nice bold color choice :o)
    I would love if you stopped by my linky party happening now to link your projects up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  • Julie

    Thanks for linking up to my party, Christine! I hope to see you again at next week's party. :)


    • Christine

      I'll be there :)

  • Ilda

    What a great way to restore old furniture! Love it, can't wait to try it out!
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  • printabelle

    That is so fun! And gorgeous! What an awesome upgrade!

  • The Sisters

    Oh my goodness! Love that color!!! Thanks for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" Hopefully we'll see you tomorrow at 8pm MDT for this week's party! :) -The Sisters

    • Christine

      Thanks Sisters! Did ya'll get me email about getting your button?…I was having trouble with it. I couldn't get it to work! Probably user error! 😉

  • Curtains in my tree

    you did it good girl

    i did an all over chest sililiar silver

    next time i will try the kit you used
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    • Christine

      Thanks! BTW I'm totally digging your style on your blog!

  • Melissa

    LOVE this dresser. I found you via Classy Clutter. I redid a dresser just like this one a while ago that they featured on there…you should check out my blog too! I'm your newest follower :)

    • Christine

      Thanks Melissa!!!

    • Christine

      Thanks girl! I'm so excited that you chose me to follow! This is too fun!

  • Charlene

    Amazing transformation — good for you for seeing the potential in the curviness! Thanks for sharing on Busy Monday!
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  • BeColorful

    Loved it so much I had to feature it this week on BeColorful. Thanks for sharing.

    • Christine

      You’re so sweet! Thank you for the feature! I’m so excited!!!

    • Christine

      Whoo Hoo!!! (On a blog high….)

  • Stacey

    Pretty and fun!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    My recent post Kiss Me Kate: A Romantic Dresser Makeover

    • Christine

      Girl, this dresser is sweet! You're getting some serious press out there! Congrats!!!

  • Stacey

    Featured you! Come and see!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    My recent post Kiss Me Kate: A Romantic Dresser Makeover

    • Christine

      Thanks Stacey! Such an honor!!!

  • Andrea butler

    Speechless!It is midnight here noe but tomorrow will FLY to hone depot!!!!!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing this!!!!!!!!
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    • Christine

      I did a serious LOL when I read your comment! Let me know how it goes…would love to see a pic!!!

  • lovelymrsp

    This came out great! I the matching dresser to that chest, I painted mine flat black! Thanks for linkin up! Can't wait to see what you've made this week!

  • Christine

    Thanks everyone for giving me some bloggy love! It totally makes my day!!!

  • Judy Ainger

    Love the bright green! What an awesome transformation!!! Blessings ~ Judy

  • Tammy

    I’m totally impressed! This turned out just fabulous!!! Thanks for sharing. I’ve got a boring piece of furniture that I’ve been thinking about painting. I might have to check out one of those kits.

  • Deana@CountryMommaCooks

    You are being featured at tonights Link and Greet party at CountryMommaCooks…….check out the sneak peek on CMC’s Facebook page : )

  • Bobi Jensen

    I love it! I’m totally gonna buy this kit if I can find a dresser anywhere…

  • Patricia Fisher Tolman

    Its beautiful! U did a great job. Im redoing a sleigh bed i bought on craigslist in the cocoa color. Keeping my fingers crossed it turns out as nice as yours.