Wednesday, July 25, 2012
ombre dresser redo
I heart ombre. There's just something about all those shades of the same color that is so gorgeous! I already knew I wanted to paint our nursery dresser, which was pretty plain jane white...a walmart special we bought when we were getting ready for Sadie. (aka really cheap aka we were poor) I saw my friend Melanie paint her dresser drawers like this and I knew I had to do it too!
Please ignore the random stuff on top of the dresser! It's not exactly "styled" up yet. ;)
It's just cheap laminate, so I primed the drawer fronts first (with two coats and lots of air flowing, don't worry), then rolled on three coats of each color.
At first I wanted to get the paint color matched to my fabric, but the guy at the paint counter wasn't feeling helpful, so instead I checked out the paint samples and found one that matched pretty closely. Then I just got sample sizes (around $3 each I think) of the four colors. (I got the four in the middle of the pic above...)
Never mind here's a better pic, with the end samples chopped off for clarity's sake. These are the Valspar brand in case you're wondering and hopefully you can read the names if you want to know!
I found these gorgeous octagon glass knobs on Ebay (they don't have anymore but these are similar) and they were a steal. I paid about $28 for all eight of them, including shipping. Score!
And here's my little photo bomber. Little Miss C thought this was a photo shoot for her so she kept jumping in the shot. LOL! She is well trained, what can I say?
So the cost breakdown:
Total for facelift: $46
The knobs were a splurge but hey-not too bad, and she looks soo purty now!