Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ombre Dresser

The first of my house goals for 2012 is Emma's room. Having never really done anything with her room, and finding a few pieces to inspire me, I thought I'd start here first. You can find my mood board here. My first project is this dresser...

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I mentioned in a previous post that I'd found a chest of drawers on the side of the road. Coming back from the beach I saw it, legs in the air and drawers strewn across someone's front yard, and thought, she's perfect! When you're learning to paint furniture, what's better to work on than a free dresser! At some stage she must have had a mirror attached to the top, given the shape of her back legs, so I'll keep my eyes open for a replacement.

As I'm sure I probably would have done given the chance as a teenager, the dressers' previous owner had painted her name all over. Including on the inside back of the frame. Hence we're calling her Jacqueline.

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I've had these two gorgeous dressers pinned on pinterest forever. I wavered, but in the end decided to go with my original inspiration.

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I was all fired up to finish the dresser a few weeks or so ago, when I realised that I had thrown away the drawer pulls. THROWN AWAY VINTAGE DRAWER PULLS. I spent a few days kicking myself, and then thank goodness, found some others on the net. (I am still kicking myself, but I will get over it!)

Here she is...

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Emma is happy and so am I. She has some... ahem... blemishes, but we'll look past those won't we! So that gets the ball rolling for Emma's room - hooray!

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I'm linking to Primitive & Proper, Make Grow Thrift by The Habby Goddess, Miss Mustard Seed, and  Primp Your Stuff Wednesday.

33 comments:

  1. Catherine your drawer unit has come up fantastic! I love the variation of colours. Don't beat yourself up too much about the handles :)

    Thank you for playing along with Make Grow Thrift, yes there is a wee problem with the linky tool - it will be fixed for next week.

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    1. Thanks Jodie - working on something else to share for Monday! Love the dress you shared BTW, I have that book, now I have the inspiration!

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  2. oh i LOVE it!!!!!!! love it in the pink!!! so so cute! yay! man jacqueline is a girl who needed some love....
    and ps- thanks for the shout out. :)

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    1. I tried to convince her on mauve / purple, or greens, but without question she wanted pink!

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  3. I want one in tangerine hues...so beautiful! I'm following you by mail so we can keep in touch. Stop by and follow back cause' I love meeting new blog friends, Lori

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  4. So Cute! That was so creative!

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  5. that is flippin' fabulous! what a great shape and i love the color grading on the drawers. and the dipped legs. fabulous!

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  6. That looks awesome! I love what paint can do!
    You should join me for handmade 52! http://www.raisingoranges.blogspot.com
    Katie

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  7. It looks great...just like the inspiration piece but prettier...xo
    Lucy

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  8. Gorgeous! I always love the ombre look! She really got a nice change!

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  9. Hi Catherine - Bronnie has been raving about how talented her sis is :) Love your inspiration and the final outcome! Emma is so lucky to have a crafty and thrifty mum.

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  10. I have those very same inspiration photos pinned! An ombre piece is defintely on my to-do list too! I love that style dresser and I love that you found it and gave it a new life. The pink is sooo cute! Nicely done! Hope you'll come by and link up to our Tuesday Be Inspired party sometime!

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  11. Just stopped by from Primitive & Proper! I love the ombre dresser!! Love the style, the color - everything! Great job!!

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  12. I love this! I would love if you would link this to my blog party this weekend. Hope you can join in!

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  13. Awesome Catherine!!! Congrats on the feature at POWW too!!
    It turned out so great...one you can cross off your list!
    Keep it up!

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  14. Jacqueline is oh-so-pretty in pink! love this Catherine!!

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  15. So pretty! You did a really beautiful job!

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  16. You did such a wonderful job! I LOVE the results. Clever, clever. :) Free too? {sigh...} (Popped over from Roadkill Rescue.)

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    1. Thanks Shelly - gotta love the free stuff!

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  17. Great Redo, first time visting, lucky little girl!

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  18. I LOVE this dresser remake. Just found your site from you being featured on Prim & Proper. SO glad I found you- I am your newest follower!!

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  19. Hi Rasonda! Thanks so much - I love it too!

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  20. I have that same pin on one of my boards, but haven't done anything with it yet. :-) This looks great, you did a fabulous job!

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  21. ah! I love this! You are really making me want to find some furniture to mess around with - I also love the desk you did for your husband!

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  22. Love, love, love this! I have had the same pins on Pinterest! I'm starting my little girl's big girl room, and I am wishing she had a dresser instead of an armoire, so that I could do ombre! Great job (and I love the dresser you found)!

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  23. Oh my word- this turned out so well! I've seen people do them, but the shades are off. Yours look PERFECT!! Love. It.
    xoox Becca

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  24. I LOVE the colors you chose. The dresser has great lines too. :)

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  25. wow… quite a transformation! Please share your projects at www.creativecraftsthursday.blogspot.com each and every week and check out what other creative divas are up to.

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  26. WOW - you have done a beautiful job!

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  27. Wow - it looks great - you have done a lovely job!

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