February 14, 2013

Pink Ombre Dresser

Happy Valentine's Day! I painted a sweet little dresser in three shades of pink and white for my little girl and I think it is a great piece to share on Valentine's day. I have had this dresser for a while now but I don't think it ever sold because it's so short. This dresser is perfect for a four year old!

BEFORE
 Seriously, does this thing have enough knobs???

AFTER



 I distressed the edges because I know it will get a lot of wear over the years and having it distressed will lessen the blow when it gets beat up. 
I used Swiss Coffee for the white and I found a color sample with three graduating colors so it would be easier to make a color selection. I also used homemade chalk paint with each color. I use chalk paint more for the durability and less for the look. 
I filled a few extra holes (from the gazillion original knobs) and used clear glass pulls. 

Here are the names of the different shades I pink I used. 

I love this little dresser and I'm so glad I finally found a use for it. You wouldn't believe it, but my house only has about three pieces of painted furniture. I never have time to paint anything for the house or my family. I'm glad I finally get to do something for my daughter. 




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24 comments:

  1. SO adorable! I would LOVE having that in my daughter's room! Hey I totally got inspired from all your little decorative colored circles that you hang on the walls in your past projects, so I did a little valentine themed one for my most recent project! Take a look and tell me what you think! :) Have a great weekend Helen!

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  2. Oh I wish I was into painting furniture when (way back when) I was expecting my daughter. She could've had the cutest stuff. This is perfect.

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  3. So lovely Helen! What a lucky little girl :)

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  4. Absolutely love this! I've been dying to paint something like this...but just don't have the right piece yet. I'd love it if you linked it up at my weekly Monday linky party...Mod Mix Monday.

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  5. So sweet, always love the girly stuff! Great work as always.
    Anne

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  6. Pinned. Pretty soon you're gonna need your own board title!

    Bliss

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  7. So cute for a little girl! I love the idea!

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  8. I love it and not even for just a little girl - I would love it in my house too!

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  9. It's really beautiful! I love this look and I'm sure your daughter does too!

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  10. I absolutely love this. I have never seen this style of dresser. Beautiful!

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  11. Helen,

    Wow! NOW I know what to do with that french provincial lingerie chest, thank you, thank you!

    Sue

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  12. I featured your pretty dresser today on Mod Mix Monday!

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  13. This is such a sweet dresser! Visiting from Making the Scene :-)

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  14. THE DRESSER TURNED OUT SO PRETTY, I LOVE THE PINKS YOU CHOSE!

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  15. So, so, so pretty. Would love you to share it at my Silver Pennies Sundays link party if you get a chance - http://www.findingsilverpennies.com/2013/02/silver-pennies-sundays-link-party.html

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  16. everytime i think i know just what i want, i see something else spectacular! great job:) love ombre and in pink!

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  17. I absolutely love the light to dark pink paint... it looks stunning. I'm pinning it too. Little bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

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  18. I've looked at replacing knobs with glass ones, but I fear for my knuckles - the screw and wing nuts that stick out on the inside are long! Has your daughter had any problems with the inside screws?

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  19. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured today!
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me later tonight for Make the Scene Monday #63!

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  20. Love your makeover! Found you over at Tip Junkie! I'd love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out!
    Melanie Reasons To Skip The Housework

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