Check out our new pink ombre dresser. I had nothing to do with this, it was all Nick. That’s not true, I picked out the paint swatch that he used. We thought we might try our hand at mixing our own chalk paint, but then decided that might be better to try out on a smaller project to see if we meet with success. Nick took pictures of the process to share with you.
If you recall, this dresser was very old and very dirty. Nick sanded it down, but it still had some dark spots. He used a paint sprayer and a coat of primer to get this dresser ready for paint. He also used wood filler to fill in some gaps in the wood and the holes from the drawer pulls. (The old pulls had two holes, but I bought knobs)
The dresser itself is the lightest of the pinks, almost white, then we used a paint chip to grade the colors correctly. They each got two coats of paint with a roller. We also painted the (and by “we” I mean “Nick”) strips in between the dressers to match the drawer they were closest to. Nick also informs me some mysterious substance called “poly acrylic” was used to seal the dresser. I don’t hover while he does these things, I only nag until he does them. Plus, it was hot in the garage.
Now please enjoy these extra artsy pictures of the dresser in the garage. Oh, and our knob compromise really worked out, because I love them. They look sweet and girly, but not over the top.