Green Painted Furniture - Video, Tutorial and More Images

Green is a great color for impact - especially if you are upgrading or making over a piece of furniture. Add brass or dark pulls for some contrast and you have created a classic French or Chinese green furniture piece with a modern twist.
There are so many shades of green, from apple or sea green to bright, strong or deep paint colors, even small amounts, can have instant and dramatic effects on a room. Lacquered pieces for high shine or distressed, chalk paint effects for softer looks.
Here are photos, videos and a tutorial on how to get your perfect green this spring for your painted piece of furniture whether its lacquered, chalk or distressed.
Videos on how to distress a piece and cheaper alternatives to Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint.
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Green painted kitchen cabinets look great; distressed enough for the wood to show through.
Apple green painted bed
This distressed painted dresser from The Modern Cottage is offset with dark pull handles.
If this bright green is too much then halve the impact with a softer, but glossy top. Its modern.
Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in two colors, look great on this dresser. Brass pulls and a dark was coat give the finishing touches.
Bright green makes quite a statement in this simple but traditional office. This green would look great as an accent color if this is too bold for you.
Christine - Pearl + Creek
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  • Distressed-and-love'n-it Distressed-and-love'n-it on Apr 15, 2015
    Theresa, I totally agree. It was my first thought when I first saw the piece. The distressing is unbelievable. I would repaint and distress again in natural worn areas. As is, it just looks like a cabinet that has a disease that needs to be healed.

  • Marilyn McCormick Marilyn McCormick on Apr 25, 2015
    I think the green color is nice on the cabinets but not the quality of distressing. It looks very amature and too equal in the areas of distress. Very un-natural looking.