I’m very excited to share this one with you! If you were following along during the last six weeks, then you know that I was participating in the One Room Challenge to fix up my daughter’s Big Girl Bedroom. During the third week of the challenge, I introduced these adorable DIY Ombre Dressers and I’m SO excited to show you how easy it was to fix them up!
Here are the dressers we started with:
We found both dressers at a local thrift store in our town called Second Chance Furniture. They were made of wood and still had good bones, so they were perfect for a furniture flip. Plus, they had the EXACT same hardware that I had on my dressers when I was a little girl. I considered it a sign!
To begin, we painted the entire furniture piece with Vienna Lace. It’s the same colour that I used in my Magazine Rack Makeover, and I LOVED how it looked. It’s such a light, soft pink colour when it’s all painted.
Once the furniture was painted, we moved onto painting the drawers. We chose 4 pink colours that were different enough to stand out against one another, yet close enough to be in the same colour family.
It took some deliberation, but in the end we chose (from lightest to darkest): Funhouse, Wild Geranium, It’s a Girl, & Ballerina Tutu.
The older design of the dresser had the drawers sliding in and out on wooden rails. That design didn’t allow them to slide as nicely as modern dresser drawers so we decided to add Drawer Slides to help them glide open gently.
Finally, we added some nice hardward (to the top drawers only because fancy knobs are not cheap! lol), and the dressers were done!
Did you notice the amazing stencil wall in the background? If you’re curious, see how I did this DIY Painted Stencil Wall here!
Take a peak at the entire Big Girl Bedroom once it was completed!