Thursday, July 28, 2011

Gradient Dresser

There’s a trickle-down effect in blogland….and I’m the latest drip!

Cassie at Primitive and Proper showed this gorgeous dresser just about a week ago.

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She was inspired by this dresser from Norske Interior (via Brooklyn Limestone):

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And I….was utterly smitten.

I came across this dresser at Deseret Industries last week, and I wanted it. I knew it would be perfect for a similar treatment!

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Unfortunately, it was priced out of my budget, so I waited patiently for a week (visiting it often, of course)…

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… until I could ask them to mark the price down! It happily came home with me Tuesday, and I couldn’t wait to get to work on it. (You can tell because it’s now…Thursday.)

It turned out just like the picture in my head!

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I painted the body of the dresser in a barely off-white paint I had on hand (Behr Ultra color-matched to Sherwin Williams Creamy), and I had fun choosing three colors for the three rows of drawers.

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I bought a sample of Behr Ultra in each of these colors: Windwood Spring (top), Shallow Sea (middle), and Lagoon (bottom).

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My teenage daughter graciously offered to help carry it up to her bedroom.

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Too bad! She already has furniture. (I’m a mean mom.)

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So there you have it…my version of the Gradient Dresser!

LinkI do love these retro dressers. Two of my other favorites are Reverse Anthropologie and 38 Flowers !

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This project has been featured at Saved by Suzy, Day and Age Design, Mod Vintage Life, My Repurposed Life, and AtticMag.

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53 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

korrie, it looks awesome!!!! i love it on this dresser!!!
thanks for the shout out, too! :)

Kristal said...

Korrie, you are amazing! It looks terrific! And how come you always have such good luck. If I had seen the piece prior, it would have sold. Never in a million years would I have had that kinda luck!!

I can just see this piece in a great little condo down at the beach. Too bad I don't own one ~ LOL!!

Ido said...

Wow Korrie, that dresser is gorgeous! I see dressers at the DI all the time but I don't have a truck, so I can never buy one :(
Love all the blue colors.
XXX Ido

A Thrifted Market said...

Very pretty! I'm a new follower..if you get a chance come check out my blog!

AniKas said...

Tworzysz niesamowite rzeczy!!! :) Jesteśmy pod oooooogromnym wrażeniem i pelne podziwu dla Twojej kreatywności! :)

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

Beautifulk! So fresh and crisp! I have a feeling that the trickle will not stop here...

Erin said...

SO FABULOUS! I was in love with Cassie's take on her dresser too. And I absolutely adore yours as well! YUM!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

That turned out just gorgeous, Korrie! You really found a great piece to use the gradient paint technique.

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

You are doing so good with your furniture redo projects. I love them all. This dresser looks so cool.

Katie said...

Beautiful colors!

Rachel said...

I should have grabbed that dresser for you........ I wonder if it is still there....

I saw a book case like this in Better Homes and Gardens where the book case was white but the backing and insides of each shelf/cubicle was shaded a differet color. I loved it. Like I love this dresser you did.

Colleen said...

This dresser really rocks! I can totally see why your teenager would like to have it in her room. You just gave me inspiration (as always) for my tweens room...thanks!

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

I love it Korrie! Your paint colors are so pretty. I linked almost the exact same dresser, but with a totally different paint job. I'm on the hunt for the perfect dresser to do the gradient/ombre treatment to for my daughter's room as well. I know my readers would love to see (we've talked about ombre painting on my blog) this if you want to link it at saved by suzy.

Firecracker Kid said...

Holy wow, that looks great:) Nifty idea. Aww, c'mon mom, let daughter have it:)
xoxo~Carol

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looks outstanding...love the colors!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Gosh! I love this so much....just brilliant! I'd love to see you link this up at my party Mod Mix Monday!

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Waaaay cool, Korrie!

Megan said...

love love love love love!

gail said...

wow! it's beautiful! love this technique... love, love, love the colors!
funny how you opened up your post. :)
drip...hahahaha
gail

christini yogini said...

Pretty!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Love it! Nice play on colors :)

Jen said...

How fun! I love the blues!!! What a conversation piece.

Lauryn and Mike said...

oh i am totally in love with this! i am pinning it and dreaming of it!!

new follower :)
lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

~Kristine~ said...

What a fantastic piece! It turned out great! LOVE it.

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

Cassie is one of my best friends and I was there when she bought her dresser. I love them both and I'm actually on the look out for one that looks like yours!! Great job! i'm your newest follower!

Magali @ The Little White House said...

The transformation is amazing and the colours look so great together!

Sherri said...

I love that dresser and your cabinet. I'm thinking I might do that in my grandson's nursery room at my house!! It would be perfect!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas with us!

Ana said...

I think it was the perfect paint treatment for the dresser...It turned out awesome. Great job. Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

bj said...

GET.OUT.OF.TOWN.GIRLFRIEND...this is sooo cute..not anywhere CLOSE to my style and I love it to pieces. I am about to redo a bedroom and now I want a chest like this in there. Gonna start looking for one.
You keep me "wanting" all the time. :)

Jamie said...

I adore anything with a gradient. Great job on the dresser!

Stopping by from Simple Home Life.

Would love to see you stop by and link up at my Social Saturdays link party! :)

Jamie
day-and-age-design.com

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

I keep falling in love over and over again. First with Cassie's and now with your beautiful gradient makeover. It is awesomely gorgeous. Well done!

bonniegetchell said...

Very cute! Love the idea and the colors you chose!

-Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
http://bonniegetchell.blogspot.com

Sarah, Three Boys said...

ooooh I love it!! Absolutely stunning!

David J. Allison said...

GAH!!!! I LOVE IT!!! You did such a great job! Now I'm smitten! :)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

How fun~ love how this turned out!! :) Thanks for sharing your pretty creation at FNF :)

Anna said...

I came here from Vintage Revivals because your picture caught my eye. I totally saw this dresser at DI and agree it was WAY over priced....and I was actually at DI when that beaut was getting loaded up for you! What a small world! I'm dying to know what you talked them down to though. i've never asked them to lower a price because I'm chicken....

what a small world! And I absolutely LOVE what you did with it. SOOOOO fun!

Katie said...

This turned out great Korrie!! I have that same inspiration picture in my idea file! Just waiting to find the right piece! I adore these retro dressers too! Great job!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Wow love it! I love the idea and the colors- you did a fantastic job!

Kaye said...

NICE job!! I would've walked by this type of dresser but now I will pause...............

Lisa K. said...

Oh how I love love love this. I am dying to try this on my daughters dresser. It however is not wood. (Ikea Malm dresser)
I wonder if it's possible? Any suggestions?
:) Lisa

Steph @ Birdhouse said...

Looks totally fabulous! Love it!

Charisa said...

Stunning! Great work!

Delaney said...

Love this!
Sweet Tea Serendipity

Meg said...

That looks awesome! I love the gradient color...I will definitely have to try that someday! It turned out perfect. Great job!

Cindy said...

Your dresser is just beautiful!!! You did a fabulous job of it.
~Cindy

the cape on the corner said...

that looks amazing! i love the shape of this piece, too.

Lori said...

Wow I wasn't sure if I would like this, but it is amazing. You've got such great vision! Thanks for Sharing!!

peace

Good Time Charlie said...

That looks amazing! I love that look. Looks like it could have come off the pages of a magazine. Great work. -K

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

This dresser is fabulous, Korrie! I love the colors you used. thank you for joining the Open House party this week.
xo,
Sherry

Anna said...

beautiful job, it looks great!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I featured your amazing dresser today at Mod Mix Monday!

PitterAndGlink said...

Very pretty!!!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Love this, looks like a giant paint chip!