I finally found some fall weather & painted up an ombre dresser

After a great holiday, we spent two days driving home, in which I proceeded to have a panic attack. All of the work work waiting for me at home; the thought was too much for me, and I was a horrible co-pilot the entire 1,200 miles home. Implementing a new coop auditing vendor, making sure everyone is trained, keeping up with regular every day requests. I’ve fallen behind and don’t know, or where, to even begin. Dr. G, if you’re reading this, I’ll be stopping by to see over the next two weeks, between my trips to Boston, Phoenix, and South Carolina!

Oh, and let’s not go into the desperate state of my hair color. I must see my friend and hair dresser Joni, STAT. I’ve been using one of those gray color pens….she’s going to kill me!

After that opener, it may not sound like I had the most  amazing holiday, since, let’s see….I can’t even remember. I’ll write about it in another post, but on the trip up I enjoyed collecting tacky t-shirts, jacket patches, and baby vodka bottles all the way up to Oregon. We spent two relaxing, rainy days at McMenamins Edgefield with Shay.

Then off to Grand Monster’s house we went. Yes, only appropriate since I’m a Step Monster, right?!

In case you don’t already know, sanding, painting & estate sale thrifting is where I find my silence. I do this as much as possible!

About a month ago I was visiting my Mama, and I painted my Great Niece Jenna’s, headboard and night stand white. This time around I painted up the somewhat beaten up Mid Century Modern dresser to match with the rest of the “11 going on 17’s” bedroom furniture. No pictures of the whole thing done….our crap was everywhere (this is the room we stay in while visiting).

Did the usual, sanding and priming. Painted the sides and top white; I know the final picture doesn’t look like it, but this is what happens when you don’t take pictures in natural sunlight. The fun part was mixing up the ombre paint – mix a little of this, a little of that, more of that.

Ombre Painted Before_MCM Dresser

Ombre Painted Before_MCM Dresser

Laminate top? No worry, sand like crazy & prime. Chalk paint is a good one to use for a nice finish too.

Ombre Painted Before_MCM Dresser Laminate Top

Ombre Painted Before_MCM Dresser Laminate Top

Ombre Painted Dresser_Color Mixing

Ombre Painted Dresser_Color Mixing

Ombre Painted Dresser_Not Looking Ombre because of the lightling

Ombre Painted Dresser_Not Looking Ombre because of the lightling

Ombre Painted After_MCM Dresser

Ombre Painted After_MCM Dresser

And yes, we did replace out those giant, over-sized felt pads my Mama had on the bottom of the feet. Ahhh, much better!

I just realized I have a small side table that matches this piece exactly. Since I won’t be driving to Washington state again anytime soon, I’ll duplicate and sell. Any interest, just drop me an email.

 

 

 

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