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Ombré Dresser

A four-drawer dresser is a prime opportunity for a gradient in color. Choose five different shades, including the original color on the bottom drawer.

plaid ombre dresser

Photography: John Armitage

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

You can source a dresser from a flea market or thrift store.

 

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materials

  • 4-drawer white dresser
  • 4 Gold metal drawer pulls
  • 16 Gold metal corner hardware
  • Screwdriver
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil

steps

  1. Remove drawers from the dresser.
  2. Using the flat sash brush, paint one drawer face with "Wedding Cake" home decor paint, the second with "Beryl" paint, the third with "Celadon" paint, and the fourth with "Lagoon" paint; let dry. Apply a second coat of paint to the drawers if needed.
  3. Measure and mark the center of each drawer and attach drawer pull with screws.
  4. Add gold corners to all 4 corners of each drawer.
  5. Starting at the top of the chest, insert the "Wedding Cake" painted drawer, then the "Beryl" drawer, the "Celadon" drawer, and the "Lagoon" drawer.

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