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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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