FFf Eclectic Red Barn: Ombre Dresser Gets an Update

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Ombre Dresser Gets an Update

Ombre Dresser Gets an Update

In the spring when I was in Pittsburgh, a friend who had a store, was closing her store and she gave me a small dresser. Since it was small, I knew I could use it somewhere. It was painted in an ombre pattern of blues.  I knew I wanted to paint it white, so the process began.

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Of course I started the project before I actually took pictures of the piece. The darkest blue was on the bottom and then it got lighter until the top was a cream color. 

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The drawer on the left I started to sand down. The one on the right was the second drawer from the top. At first I thought this would be an easy update. Sand a little and then paint.  No such luck. 

The paint was clumping as I sanded it, it almost seemed gummy. At that point, I knew that I had to get all of the paint off.  That took longer than I had expected, but what can you do. 


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The top has a piece that goes across the back and has a raised decal. Unfortunately, you could not make out much of the design.  I have cleaned some on either side, but the middle is full of gunk. I used a pick and anything else I could find that would get the paint out. I was able to remove that piece which made it easier to work on.

This little piece that I thought would take a day to update, took about a week. Now I did not work on it all the time, but a little each day. 

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Once all of the pieces had been sanded, I painted it white. I used a brush and small roller to make sure that the paint went on smoothly.


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The top drawer had an slight indentation which I didn't realize until I started sanding it. The original knobs were plain wooden ones. I found these ceramic ones that were on my sons dresser when he was a baby. I had just enough. 

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I loved how it turned out. I put it in my spare bedroom as a night stand. 

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3 comments :

  1. Love this makeover. Good work Bev. Happy Aug and be well.

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    1. Nancy,
      Thank you for the kind words about my dresser makeover. I am very pleased with it.
      Happy August to you too. Have a wonderful week.
      Hugs,
      Bev

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  2. Really lovely-who wouldn't want this in their home...T

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