Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ombre Dresser


So I’ve been busy painting, friends!  It felt good to complete a house project that’s been staring me in the face since, oh, July.  Well, not really staring me in the face because I hid it in the basement until I was ready to tackle it.  That’s what I do.  I hide unfinished projects in the basement and the garage until I find time or until B.J. goes crazy, whichever comes first. 

Let’s talk about the story of this sweet little dresser for a minute.  Way back in the good old days of summer I went thrifting.  I wasn’t even three steps into the store when I spotted this dresser…for NINETEEN DOLLARS!  I thought about it for .2 seconds and then called it mine.  (Side note:  This is not a picture of the dresser in the thrift store.  That’s my basement.  See why B.J. goes a little crazy?)


Of course, it needed a little work but for 19 bucks I didn’t care.  That’s the name of the game.  All the drawers worked well and the shape and size were perfect. 

After a little sanding, a coat of primer, a coat of white paint on the body and two coats of pink paint on the drawers, this thrift shop find was looking a little more glamorous. Oh, and new hardware helped a little, too.  They’re like little stud earrings for a dresser. 



I picked up three samples of paint from Home Depot in the shades of pink that I wanted.  The lightest color is called Hot Gossip, the middle pink is called Kiss and Tell and the darkest almost red color is called Whip Lash.  Now that I type those names I’m not so sure they were good choices for a toddler girl’s room.  A little risqué, dont’ cha think? 


Oh, did I mention that this ombre dresser is headed to Charley’s BIG GIRL ROOM?!  Don’t all big sisters need big girl rooms?  That’s right, B.J. and I are expecting our second baby in March!  Nothing like a thrift shop painting project to help me spill the beans to all my bloggy friends, huh?  You can bet that there will be a lot of projects in the works with baby numero dos on the way. 

Before I bid you all farewell for today, let me leave you with one last picture of this dresser and the legs that I L.O.V.E.  Those legs are pretty much the reason I bought it in the first place.


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  1. Congrats to you! I was reading and did a double take... did she just day big sister? did I miss a blog announcement? Oh! This IS the announcement. Ha ha. Well congrats, I myself am due in February, so I will enjoy all your preparation mode. I will be jumping in to planning myself once we find out the sex next week.

    Oh and I like the dresser too!

    1. Thanks, Greta and CONGRATS to you as well!!! I feel like I was just prepping for Charley's arrival. Time flies!

  2. Congrats on the new baby!
    Fun times are ahead.

    Love the dresser.

    1. Thanks, Maria! We are definitely looking forward to two!