Tuesday, July 30, 2013

DIY Ombré Dresser

So, this weekend I was surfing Pinterest and had some sudden inspiration, the kind that starts by driving my husband crazy and ends with my house covered in pieces of craft supplies. I've been trying to put Tillie's room together for a while, going back and forth, to paint or not to paint, super girly or kinda subtle. I've had a dresser for her sitting in my garage for a while and this weekend I made my final decision. 

I went with blue ombre, because bright blue is my new favorite color for basically everything. I don't really have a good plan for gradually tinting the paint for the ombre, I just eyeballed it. I will warn you though, if you try it yourself keep a little of each shade handy after afterwards, I didn't so it really sucked when Beau knocked one of the drawers over and it got scratched... but oh well. 

I spray painted the original hardware with brushed nickel metallic spray paint (they used to be a gross brass color). The white on the outside actually has a mercury glaze over it, so it looks sparkly and kind of metallic in the sun.

I love it! I just want to lay in Tillie's room and stare at it all day like a kook. Definitely my most favorite furniture piece at the moment.


  1. This is beautiful! Great choice with the ombre. I popped over from Inspire Me Please! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  2. It looks wonderful---and is in my favorite color! Glad to know I'm not the only one who likes to stare in wonder at my latest DIY accomplishments, LOL. Great job!

  3. Gorgeous! I am in the midst of redoing my guest room and I plan on doing this once I find a dresser. Love it, pinning it! Stopping by from the SITS Girls. :)