Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Find: Green is Good...Very Good

This gorgeous pair of green dressers from The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Object and Vintage Details is a show-stopping example of how a coat of paint can transform a garage-sale find into a chic piece of furniture. Photographed by Bob Greenspan, these cheery, eye-catching pieces are the result Vanessa De Vargas's dreamy expertise.

As you may already know, she's the talented owner of the LA design firm Turquoise, and is prone to scour garage sales and thrift stores in search of misfit furniture just waiting for her magical touch. In this case, a coat of bright lime was an excellent choice for enlivening a dark and dingy example of Chinoiserie with a fresh, citrusy flavor to endure for many years to come.

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!

The Elegant Thrifter


  1. Stan, I'll have you know those were the dressers of my dreams when I was a teen. And I'm not even kidding... I wanted nothing else than to get rid of the white and gold little girls set!


  2. gorgeous! would have never thought that color, but it looks fantastic! especially with those lamps.



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