Tavern Green Dresser

Hello, friends! We feel like we’ve been teasing you with this piece for quite a while. We originally hoped to have it available for St. Patrick’s Day. It must have brought us the luck of the Irish because shortly after we found out we were getting a space at Brothers Antiques North! Since then, we’ve been scrambling to gather items for move-in day on Monday, April 15th. We decided to hold back on selling the dresser and add it to our inventory for opening day. We hope you will stop in and check it out along with many other items we’ve been working on.

We have wanted to do a green piece for so long. As many of you know, we took a quick poll on our Facebook page and many of you loved the green. Yay!

We chose to use Tavern Green by The Old-Fashioned Milk Paint Company. It’s such a fresh, Springy color. We love to use milk paint for these antique pieces, it gives such an authentic timeless finish.

We even got a little bit of chippy! We sanded the paint smooth, lightly distressed the edges and sealed the paint with hemp oil. Finally, we finished by adding white wax to help bring out the details.

Green Dresser

New white ceramic knobs were added for a classic modern look.

Look at those beautiful joints! These Knapp joints date the piece from 1870-1900. They just don’t make them like this anymore. Also, we love how the fluted detail on the knobs matches the detail of the joints!


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