I’ve been dreaming of transforming furniture in an olive green colour for quite some time. The challenge however was that I couldn’t quite find what I was after in any of the paint lines I adore and work with. BUT when I came across this vintage bedroom suite, I knew I had to figure something out— because I felt it was the perfect candidate for the hue I’ve been dreaming of— a custom colour I’ve personally named Olive Martini: An easy to love natural deep khaki green that pairs ever so sweetly with neutrals, terracotta, and antique brass.
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Before & After
Vintage Stacked Dresser
I was so excited when I came across a vintage Knechtel Furniture bedroom suite, in such solid form. This stacked dresser is the first of 3 pieces in a suite that I’m transforming this Nov/Dec for YOU! Next up is a matching vanity with mirror, followed by a single (twin) bed with head/foot boards and frame.
Selectively Salvaged and Loved by me
I’ve been aching to transform furniture in an olive green hue. When I came across this vintage bedroom suite, I instantly felt it was the perfect candidate for my dream colour. Reincarnated in my very own custom blend I’ve named Olive Martini— an easy to love natural deep khaki green that pairs ever so sweetly with neutrals, terracotta, and antique brass. A super solid n’ sound Knechtel Furniture stacked dresser with original hepplewhite drawer pulls that I so adore. This piece will be for YOU as a twin suite— however you’ll have to wait a wee bit; up next is a matching vanity with mirror, and a single (twin) bed with head/foot boards and frame. How wonderful will this suite be in a single or guest room— it will be a difficult one for me to part with, I however must.
Modern Farmhouse Furniture
Stacked Dresser Transformation
Below you’ll find all of the photos I took after completing my Stacked Vintage Dresser transformation. On-screen colours are merely a digital representation, and will vary from screen to screen (device to device). Depending on your screen/device, the colour(s) seen here on my website may seem slightly different in person.
My Step-by-Step Transformation
Photos From My Workshop
Come Take a Closer Look!
I ain’t no videographer I tell ya! I am however determined to try my very best to share a closer look with YOU! Below you’ll find my best; albeit amateur effort at trying to capture this piece in video format (taken out in my workshop where I do it all— prep, transform, picture and vid).
For my Manitoba followers, perhaps you might fancy slipping out to our farm for the closest look— please do get in touch!
Products Used & Recommended
This post contains links to products I personally use, trust, and highly recommend. Here’s a handy compiled list for your ease of reference:
🌟 Country Chic Paint LIQUORICE
🌟 Country Chic Paint FRESH MUSTARD
🌟 Hardware Polish BRASSO METAL CLEANER
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Custom Furniture Painting
I primarily select and purchase pieces on my own, and transform them with colours/techniques of my own choosing— Ready-For-Purchase. I do also carefully consider custom furniture painting for customers within Manitoba. If you’re interested in this service, I’d love to hear from you! Please fill out and submit a form so that we can start an exchange. I truly appreciate all interest and inquiries.