Inspired by this sweet ombre dresser, I decided to makeover a little dresser that I already had. Ombre is a French term meaning shaded. It’s usually a multicolored stripe, with colors graduating from light to dark.
If you think this picture looks familiar, it’s because I posted it before in this post about painting fabric on a chair, in the green guest room makeover.
To paint the dresser, I used the same paint that I used for the chair project. In the plastic milk container is the chair paint that already had textile medium in it. I mixed up lots for the last coat, because I didn’t want to run out of paint for the chair. I used that paint, with some white latex to achieve the different shades for the dresser.
It’s not the best paint job but it still looks pretty cute.
The lampshade got a makeover too. The original shade on the lamp was a tan color and I knotted strips of plain white fabric around it. That same fabric was used to create drawer pulls. The top drawer had 4 knobs but I like this look better.
This is the inside of the shade, but I could move the knots to the outside for a different look. You can see a full tutorial here with more pictures at Emerald cove.
Tomorrow I’ll reveal the whole room redo.
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