In honor of St. Patty’s Day, and since green is one of my favorite colors, I thought I’d share some of my favorite pieces painted in verdant shades while I’m off enjoying my visit with my mom.
I think my all time favorite shade of green is In a Pickle from Sweet Pickens milk paint.
I absolutely LOVE this color. Isn’t it gorgeous on this washstand? Pieces in this color never sell quickly for me, but every once in a while I paint another piece in it just because I love it so much. I always eventually find someone who loves it as much as I do though. I remember this particular washstand sold to an artist who wanted it for her studio.
I also used In a Pickle on this dresser.
This one crackled in the most perfect way. And again, it took longer than usual to sell but I did eventually find a buyer.
I have one more favorite piece with this particular paint, this farmhouse table.
I really kind of wish I’d hung onto this piece now. I’d love to be using it as my own desk. It’s a bit larger than the one I have now, and I do need a little bit more space. I’m keeping an eye out for another one like it.
My second favorite shade of green is Fusion’s Park Bench.
I’ve painted so many mid-mod pieces in this color. Since I don’t want the chippy look of milk paint on the mid-mod’s, the Park Bench is the perfect choice for them.
Unlike with the In a Pickle, the pieces I’ve painted in Park Bench just fly out the door.
Especially the credenza’s.
Adding gold hardware to this color is always a hit.
My latest favorite green is Dixie Belle’s Kudzu. It was gorgeous on the interior of this little cabinet.
It made a fabulous planter chair.
And it was perfect on this painted toolbox.
I also love it with the Rose Chintz paint inlay from IOD over it.
I still have a mostly full jar of this paint, I’m just waiting for the perfect piece of furniture to come along to put it on.
My mom’s town usually has a parade on St. Patrick’s Day so maybe my sister and I will check that out today. I hope you’re doing something fun today to celebrate too. I don’t have any Irish ancestry (that I know of), but I can get behind any holiday that celebrates the color green, how about you?