I purchased this dresser at an auction. It was originally part of a set... the auctioneer wouldn't separate them. I ended up reselling the rest of the pieces to the man bidding against me. I didn't particularly want too, but we don't have a large house to store extra items in and I was already going to have to make two trips home that day, and if I had kept the other dresser and nightstands... well, that would have made three trips and an unhappy husband, so the best case scenario was ditching the rest of the set.
I have seen several ombre dressers, and have really loved them. In fact, ever since I saw the one, from Primitive and Proper, I have been on the lookout for a mid-century piece to redo.
And here is my version...
I used Rustoleum semi-gloss white paint on the body and Ace Hardware's new line of paint on the drawers. Too be honest, I wasn't totally impressed with it. It took three coats to give it good coverage, and seemed a little thin. But, since we were able to take advantage of their promotion a few weeks ago, I'm not complaining. If you are interested, the colours were: Carthage, Peace River, Rossland and Eastern Shoreline.
Eastern Shoreline was the darkest one, and I found it a little too dark and too much contrast between it and the next lightest, Rossland, so added some lighter paint in to lighten it up a bit.
I used Rubb n buff on the hardware. It was my first experience, and I quite liked it. In fact, I will be sharing a lamp in a few days that was refreshed with it.
Here's some more pictures...
If you are interested in how I made the framed chalkboard, you can click HERE.
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