Do you remember back in the day when we had those buttons that said “Kiss me, I’m Irish”?
I always wore one of those on St. Patrick’s Day even though I’m not a bit Irish, although many of my friends are. Have you ever heard that there are more people of Irish ancestry in the U.S. than there are in Ireland itself? Hey, I’m not making this up, check out this article from the Washington Post if you think that sounds crazy.
Well, regardless of whether or not I’m Irish, I do love the color green. So in honor of St. Patrick’s Day I thought I’d share some of my favorite creations that are wearin’ the green.
One of my all-time favorite shades of green is Sweet Pickins In a Pickle. I’ve used it on a few things, but the first was this old farmhouse table.
This shade isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s a rich, saturated green. After falling in love with it on that desk, I also used it on a vintage dresser.
I think what I loved most about that dresser was how beautifully the paint crackled. It was a gorgeous finish.
I used the color again on this sweet little table.
And I just used up the last bit of a packet of In a Pickle on an adorable kid size chair.
Another shade of green that makes a big impact is Fusion’s Park Bench which looked amazing on this mid-century piece.
That piece was such a hit that I used it again on another fab mid-century piece.
And then I completed the Park Bench trilogy with my latest mid-century piece earlier this week.
You might not guess it lately from reading my blog, but Fusion has some other lovely shades of green too including Little Speckled Frog, the subtle pale shade of green on the body of this next dresser (the drawer fronts are painted in Fusion’s Limestone).
This next piece is painted in Fusion’s Lily Pond. This color was available for a limited time only so I’m not sure how hard it might be to get your hands on it, but some retailers might still have some of it around.
Miss Mustard Seed milk paint has a darker green called Boxwood and a lighter green called Luckett’s Green and I used both of them on this little table. The undercoat is Boxwood, and the upper coat is Luckett’s.
Miss Mustard Seed also has a lovely shade of mint green called Layla’s Mint. Although I didn’t use an official packet of that color on this vanity, I did use Miss Mustard Seed’s recipe for it which combines several of her other colors.
The Real Milk Paint Co makes a gorgeous, deep rich green called Peacock that I once used on an antique Eastlake style dresser.
Homestead House also makes a similar shade of green in their milk paint line called Bayberry. Bayberry leans a bit more towards the yellow end, while Peacock is a bit more blue.
So how about you? Do you have a favorite shade of green paint? Maybe in a brand that I haven’t mentioned. If so, please be sure to share in a comment!