Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ombre Dresser

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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?)

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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. 

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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? 

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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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4 comments:

  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!

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

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

    Love the dresser.

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

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