Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Ombre Dresser Makeover

Squishy's New Dresser

I have had the below picture saved in my pinterest for quite some time now and was really hoping that I would get a chance to make something similar for Squishy.  We have been debating for ages what to do for her clothes but finally last week got it sorted out.

Corey had two dressers both full of clothes but most of them he didn't wear.  So last week when he was off work he spent a day sorting them out and the empty dresser got moved into Squishy's room.  That night I came home and was staring at it and thought "you know what will make this look even better..."  Then because I have the bestest husband in the whole wide world we took a trip to Bunnings and picked up some paint.

paint choices

The pictures all make the colours look blue but they are actually a range of purples.  They are all Taubmans paints and if you are interested in the names just let me know and I will email them to you.

dresser before

Because the dresser was wood laminate we had to put an undercoat on it first to help the paint grip.  If you did this with a natural untreated wood dresser it would be quicker because you could skip that first coat.  We were going to buy new handles but then decided just to paint over the existing ones so they would blend in with each drawer.

dresser after

The very next day Corey (aka the bestest husband in the world) spent an entire day painting the drawers.  By the time I got home from work they were all done and hanging out in our garage to dry.  The next morning little Squishy had a brand new set of drawers.  The original plan was to put her drawers inside her cupboard to save space but these just looked so good that I rearranged the room so that they could be kept out.  The nursery is now slowly starting to look like a real room and I can't wait for it to be finished.  Hopefully it will be done in the next few weeks so I can share some pictures.


  1. looks great! what a sweet husband!
    Making me think about what i could do in my room now :)

  2. That is such an awesome idea. They look great. I love the colours you picked.

  3. This looks fab! Nicely done on jazzing up Squishy's clothes storage :D

  4. Oh I absolutely LOVE this idea - thanks Kat - it looks FABULOUS! Sarah xxx

  5. It looks so awesome, you did a great job! Love the blues.

  6. Aww wow Kat, I have just spent the last half hour going through your blog (I hope that isn't too creepy) and I think you are the sweetest! Your wedding was beautiful and I am very envious of your wee girl and the amazing things you have been making her. I bet you are excited to meet her and to get back into all your gorgeous vintage dresses!

  7. So pretty! Such a great idea!

  8. oh wow..what a difference. Looks fantastic. :-)

  9. Oh my goodness, this is just absolutely delightful! Your husband did a fantastic job!



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