Mint Painted Nightstand

I’ve had a little love affair with the color mint green for awhile now. I’ve been wanting some mint decor somewhere in our home. I finally took the plunge and decided to use the color in my bedroom, creating the mint painted nightstand.

If you’ve been around here awhile you know that our master bedroom has been on my to do list since the beginning of the year when I listed my “home goals.” Well it’s finally getting some attention. The initial color scheme has completely evolved but I am really excited about it.

Say Hello! To the mint painted nightstand.

Beautiful Mint Painted NightstandI also have a love affair with painting furniture. One of my favorite things is finding pieces and making them work for our home. That’s a necessity when you live in military housing πŸ™‚ You are forced to think outside the box and perhaps use a piece for something other than it’s intended use. That’s what we did with this piece. We turned a little dresser into the perfect nightstand for our master bedroom!

Beautiful Mint Painted NightstandThis piece was in crazy poor shape. It was a craigslist find that had a great story behind it. The owner had it in her family for as long as she can remember at least 70 years. It’s top and drawers were badly damaged and it has been sitting in her garage for years. Since she didn’t have energy to repair or refinish it she decided to let it go. We were thrilled to welcome it to our family! My husband put a lot of work into it. He had to repair all of the drawers and the top and give it a good sanding before it was ready for paint.

Beautiful Mint Painted Nightstand

Painting furniture is one of the best ways to bring color into a room, especially for those of us with the ugly eggshell white walls! This mint painted nightstand brings so much color into our room. The color I chose is a perfect shade of mint green. It’s Lowe’s Olympic Sweet Pea.Beautiful Mint Painted Nightstand

We left the original hardware on it. I love the vintage key holes too. Do those glass cabinet doors look familiar? I used them a few months ago in my Valentine’s Day Vignette. They are perfect in their new space on the nightstand.Beautiful Mint Painted NightstandThis dresser makes the best bedside table for our master bedroom. The wall that our bed sits against is long so this piece is the perfect size.

Beautiful Mint Painted Nightstand

Ah, the mint. it’s so lovely. I am so excited that this space is starting to come together. I can’t wait to show you what we are working on next! What do you think?

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  1. Mint..get outta of here- LOVE Love LOVE! WOW what a transformation ..that pop of color is perfect!

  2. LOVE this! I’m obsessed with mint too, and coral! I’m so jealous, you and the hubby did an amazing job!

  3. Such a beautiful redo, Chelsea. I love the color.

    Thank you so much for sharing at Project Inspire{d} ~ pinning to a few of my boards……it’s just too pretty not to share.

    Hugs, Mary Beth

  4. Great work on this dresser!! LOVE THE color!! I am starting to paint fUrniture…..[why are my .letters in caps….sorry!!! I cant seem to undo this! so i am not yelling at you!!] so anyways, i have found my favorite paint in benjamin moore called ‘kangaroo’ !!!!!

  5. Gorgeous update! I am definitely making note of this color for a future project! Pinning & Following your blog.

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

    1. Did you use a foam roller? …..I have only used spray paint on furniture thus far…..but the colors are so limited! πŸ™‚

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! That mint green is one of my favorite colors, too! It’s just so fun and refreshing!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

  7. Oh my goodness, I’m in love with this dresser! The mint green is so fresh and perfect! I need to remember this color more often when I’m decorating! Well done!

  8. I AM loving mint! And I’m on the hunt for a good one for some kitchen chairs…i’ll have to add this one to the list. LOVE it–great job!


  10. Your mint color chest is so sweet. Love the lines on that little cutie.
    Mary Alice

  11. I just repinned this yesterday and came across this again on city farmhouse linky party tonight! i absolutely love this….it turned out beautifully!

  12. I love it Chelsea! Just painted a free little office chair mint… am loving the soft pretty tone too! That is a fabulous piece of furniture as well, such great lines!

  13. I so know what you mean about the color mint. Mint and coral are my favorite right now. Your dresser looks great.

  14. love, love, love the color. so romantic and peaceful looking. i love the larger size of a dresser for a nightstand – so you can stash more stuff πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing.

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  16. I can’t get over how pretty this is! this would look incredible in my guest room, but since I don’t have room for a nightstand in there, maybe I’ll just paint the closet doors this lovely color!

  17. You really did choose the perfect shade of mint green! Great job! It can be tricky finding the shade that’s not too bright. Very lovely!

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  19. Oh I love that color choice! It’s subtle, but still a very modern and original color. Very nice!

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  21. I sure love the color you chose! It’s perfect!! Thanks for linking up this week to The Inspiration Gallery!

    Mandy @ the Hankful House Blog

  22. Love this! THank you for the inspiration! You did a wonderful job and looks beautiful in your bedroom!

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  25. So many people are painting with chalk paint these days, but this looks just as pretty. do you top it with a wax? I’ve been wanting to paint a desk I have, but am frustrated with the tackiness of the paint afterward. Any tips?

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  27. Hi! stopping by from Happy Hour and I love the color and the way it turned out, especially when it looks so smooth. i am big fan of nicely finished pieces and this one is nicely done. πŸ™‚

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  29. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/.

    I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!

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  30. I love this project! The mint is super cute! I would love it if you would come and link this up at my link party
    Dandelion Wishes Wednesday. I’m also pinning this πŸ™‚

  31. Hi! Coming over from I heart Nap Time, and your dresser is gorgeous! I love the mint color!

  32. OMG, i am in love with that color!!!! what a great before and after.
    Thanks so much for linking up to support Habitat. Sharing on FB tomorrow and pinning. hope to see you back thursday night.

  33. Lovely! You did a great job, I like that color a lot, just perfect!
    Besos from Argentina, Silvina

    1. Oh dear, i’m not sure why my sentences came out half capitalized and half lowercase in all the wrong places! haha

  34. Oh wow Chelsea, I love this color! You did a terrific job on it, and the mint really does stand out against the white walls. Looks great with the coral accents too. I’d love to feature this on my paint color blog, Involving Color. Let me know if you’re interested!

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  36. I’ve been searching for a color to paint an old garage sale chest of drawers. I love this one, thanks for telling the exact paint, I’m going to Lowes today!

  37. Wow Chelsea! Love this and now getting a stroke of inspiration for an old end table we have. Use to do stuff like this a lot but not recently. Might have to just change that and make a trip to Lowe’s! So glad I came across your blog too. ❀

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  39. I’m really starting to be addicted with mint…you just fed that addiction. ty for sharing this it’s lovely.

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  42. had to come back and tell you that i just painted my daughter’s room the mint color you used on this nightstand. after the hunt for the perfect mint, i found it here! love it!

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  44. Saw this on Pinterest and had to pop over and tell you how beautiful it is. I love I everything about it, from the color, to the shape, to the lovely legs, and the fact that you’re using it as a nightstand. I have a formerly ugly wooden console table that I painted turquoise and use as my nightstand. Like you said, it fills the space so much better. (And I can fit more stuff on top of it!) Looking forward to poking around your blog for a while.

  45. Pretty that color looks really great on the night stand. I painted my bedroom a color very similar when I was in high school and the thought of that minty green color kind of makes me cringe, but seeing it like this makes me think I should be more open minded.

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  47. Love the mint green you chose for the dresser. It looks like it was meant to be.
    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Pieced Pastimes

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  52. This is my first time stopping by…I clicked on your comment you left over at “may richer fuller be” and I was completely drawn to this post. I am swooooooooning over this piece! We have 3 pieces in the house that are completely old and “slow” in the drawer pulling division, and we keep talking about ousting them for Ikea pieces…but I am rethinking some things after seeing this post. It is just gorgeous…and yes, that color is stabbing me in the heart!!!! πŸ™‚ I also want to point you to a great new book that’s out called FURNITURE MAKEOVERS by BARB BLAIR. It is just amazing to see her process of redoing found pieces. Seeing this post reminded me of that book. Happy to stop by! Keep creating! πŸ™‚

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  54. Omg, that nightstand matches my dresser exactly!! Do you happen to know what this style is called? I would LOVE to find more pieces :).

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  56. I love I everything about it, from the color, to the shape, to the lovely legs, and the fact that you’re using it as a nightstand. I have a formerly ugly wooden console table that I painted turquoise and use as my nightstand.

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  73. I’m thrilled to have found your site!! That dresser and color is fantastic!! Must.paint.something.NOW! πŸ˜‰

  74. I was inspired by your post and picked up a color swatch from Lowe’s. It looks so different on the sample card: both darker/deeper shade and a brighter hue than the images here. Did you run yours at a reduced percentage? Or is this 100%?

    1. Hmm… I do notice that the colors on the card vary a bit from what comes out in the paint – I wonder if it looks lighter because it’s on furniture? It was a 100% – I just grabbed a paint sample pot.

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  85. Hi! Your nightstand came out beautiful! This may be a long shot but are you able to share the name of the mint green color? Thanks!

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  87. My, my.,.I would have NEVER made that choice! But, it’s beautiful…and that blue Media Center!!! Stunning…you have a talent my dear…