When we found out we were having a baby I remembered a pin I’d seen on Pinterest (search Ombre Dresser, I can’t find the original right now but when I do I’ll update) and decided that’s what I wanted to do with the dresser and nightstand we’d had for years and was currently sitting empty in our basement.
Being amateur furniture painters we weren’t sure how to prep the wood, so we sanded off the existing finish, this seemed easer (and safer for me, being pregnant) than stripping it with chemicals
Once we had it sanded (which was a total pain in the ass) we painted, first we did the dresser completely because I wanted to see that I liked it before we did the big huge dresser.
|and I liked it|
|with our color swatch|
Really I think the mirror was the hardest part, to sand and to paint, it all had to be sanded by hand, and then the glass taped off, then painted then rotated so I could paint the part that was on the ground. It took forever. and it weighs a ton!
|In the Nursery|
|I should have cleaned the mirror|
|no flash, a better representation of the colors.|
|And the nightstand|
It took me forever to decide on drawer pulls, I wanted fancy ones and we just couldn’t find any we agreed on. When we moved I wanted to be able to use the dresser right away so we decided to get some cheep-o ones at Ace Hardware for temporary use, and as it worked out, I totally love the way they look!
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