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As soon as I found out I was expecting with my boys I would start day dreaming of what or how I would decorate their nursery. My first little guy Jacob had a sports theme room, my little monkey Carter had a monkey theme room (and it fit his personality perfectly!) It was no different after I found out baby number 3 is our first little girl, Addy. I have been day dreaming about a little girls nursery and bows since I was a little girl. I knew I wanted a pink room but not the classic and sometimes overwhelming Barbie pink . I wanted more of a soft pink and this Behr Marquee Interior Satin Noble Blush MQ4-04 paint was JUST the color I was looking for. I ended up using it on the walls and thought it would be fun to create an ombre dresser as well.
One thing I hated about this dresser was I couldn’t figure out how to add some fancy knobs to it. The knobs would look silly in the hand holes so I decided to give it a painted face lift instead and now it’s one of my favorite pieces in her room.
The bottom set of dresser drawers is the color Noble Blush in it’s true form. So pretty right? Here are a few steps when creating your own ombre dresser:
#1. Decided how drastic you want your ombre to be. I have seen some ombre dressers where the colors between the drawers are very drastic and others more subtle which is the route I took. For a more drastic change you may want to actually look for different shades of paint that are in the same color family and paint your drawers. For a subtle difference you can just purchase the one shade of paint and add white to it.
#2. When creating an ombre dresser I think creating a base color for the rest of the dresser is really what makes the ombre drawers pop! I chose Behr’s Ultra Pure White in Interior Satin PPU18-06. This dresser was already white when we painted it for the boys so I just gave it a fresh coat.
#3. Paint your bottom drawers with the paint in it’s truest form. When painting the other sets of drawers, pour 1-2 cups of paint into a separate container and add 1/3 cup white paint and stir. If the paint is light enough continue to paint your next layer of dresser drawers. I found that I needed to add more paint for my final set of drawers for the shade that I wanted. I would suggest only adding white paint 1/4- 1/3 cup at a time until you have your desired shade. You can start out with smaller amounts if your project is smaller or larger amounts for a paint heavy project.
I really love how this dresser turned out and it was one of the simplest projects I have done for her room. Isn’t it amazing how much fun a little bit of paint can add to a room?