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December 23, 2011

My Version of an Ombre Dresser

My sister-in-law was looking for a little dresser to put in her son's room. We found this one on Craigslist and I told her I would paint it for her...seeing how I like to paint things and all!

BEFORE


This dresser is great for a little boy. It's a dresser that can be used for years to come.
I have seen a few Ombre dressers in blog land and I wanted to try my hand at it.
First of all, I'm my worst critic and I always point out all of my mistakes (even to clients). So in keeping with my true self, here we go!

The more I look at the dresser the more I see a tall Lego. Do you see it?
The first and second drawer are very close in color and I mixed the knobs up and didn't notice until I was editing the pictures. (Easy fix though).
After taking the photos (which was kinda rushed) I noticed that the last 2 drawers might possibly be switched (another easy fix).
I'm sure there are other flaws but the dresser will serve its purpose and that's all that matters.

AFTER








I lined all the drawers with some left over microfiber material I had. 


I used paint I had and mixed the colors until I made graduated shades. If I ever do another piece of furniture like this I will probably pick a color swatch and buy each individual color in sample sizes. I made the mistake of not mixing enough of one color (for touch-ups) and trying to duplicate the color and failing horribly only to start all over. Lesson learned!

There was no distressing on this dresser which was kind of hard for me. Distressing is a great way to hide my mistakes but the in-laws aren't really into the distressed stuff ...yet (*wink *wink, Carrie).

I do love this dresser though and it's going to quite a special little guy if I do say so!


What do you think of the Ombre trend?


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27 comments:

  1. WoW! I love the graduated color. Looks great.

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  2. It looks great. I think I will follow to see what else you revamp. Found you a debbiedoos, how about following me back to justpaintitwhite.blogspot.com
    Thanks Fiona

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  3. Oooooh, I've always wanted to try this!! It looks so good!!!!! :)

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  4. Love the ombre effect! This is something I'll have to try, definitely!

    Visiting from Tuesday's Treasures...

    Rhonda @ home.made

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  5. I have never seen an ombre dresser before- I really love yours! nice work!

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  6. Love the dresser transformation!! Love the colors! Awesome job! I would love for you to come share tomorrow over at Passionatelyperfect.com

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  7. LOVE your color choices! What a great dresser!

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  8. Great idea! I love ombre!!!
    I am a new follower. :)

    http://feelinginspiredtoday.blogspot.com/

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  9. LoVe It.....love the different colors. Great idea.

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  10. I am in love with this dresser!! All my favorite colors, put together. Great job!

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  11. Blue is my fav, so I love it! I'm a follower too, so stop by anytime and follow too if you like. I love making new blogger friends. Warm wishes, Lori

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  12. Beautiful! I love the colors you picked for the ombre, I did a printable in those once and they have a special place in my heart. It totally looks like a LEGO!

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  13. Such a big, beautiful difference! I love it!

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  14. Wow!! This came out great! I would love to do this in my son's room.

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  15. Wow you really did make it pretty again! Great job! I would LOVE for you to link this up to My Favorite Things Party going on all week! Stopping by from the Tip Me Tuesday Party. I hope you will stop by & link up, oh & I am your newest follower!
    Much love,
    Iffy
    StayAtHomeNation.blogspot.com

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  16. I love this! I did our dresser hombre with blues, but I did white on ALL the in between parts. It's just such a fun thing to do, I think. I love the idea of microfiber in the drawers.

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  17. I loved the colors..I painted one similar very different. Is good too. But I capture your idea for the next furniture Im plaining to use in one bedroom. Thank you and congrats...

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  18. I loved the colors..I painted one similar very different. Is good too. But I capture your idea for the next furniture Im plaining to use in one bedroom. Thank you and congrats...

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  19. Love how you line the dressers with fabric! I have just found your blog and am totally addicted! I have a garage full of project furniture and now that winter is here i'm ready! I was wondering what you use to adhere the fabric to the drawers? I have quite a few pieces with not so nice drawers.

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  20. Love how you line the dressers with fabric! I have just found your blog and am totally addicted! I have a garage full of project furniture and now that winter is here i'm ready! I was wondering what you use to adhere the fabric to the drawers? I have quite a few pieces with not so nice drawers.

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  21. This looks great, Great idea! love the different colors.furniture company UK

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