Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Aqua Ombre Chest of Drawers Rescue


Awhile back I found a throw away chest of drawers and it has been sitting in the back of my workshop waiting for some help.  
Before:
It had spiders and grunge every place and was basically falling apart.  Working with Krista ( my intern), we strengthened the chest and cleaned it up.  I thought it would look good with an ombre look in aqua.  I pulled out Jaded Rooster by  The Urban Rooster and mixed it with some Marshmallow Cream and created an aqua color.  We painted the bottom drawer in the aqua and then for the next drawers just added more white to the aqua to lighten it up.  The base of the chest was painted in the middle aqua color.  After the paint dried I sanded the edges to distress it.  The last step was to seal it with AS clear wax and add the knobs.  





I left the roughness of the drawers for character 


I love  both the wood and white showing










25 comments:

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    1. Thank you Martina-it was a good rescue!

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    1. Thank you Linda-I love a good save!

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  3. The color is amazing:-) Absolutely fantastic! Love it:-)
    What a great idea to have every drawer in a little different shade:-)
    Great remake:-)

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    1. Thank you -I like the different shades too!

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  4. This chest is amazing! I love the graduated color palette from light to dark! It reminds me of the ocean and the beach, even without the coral on top! :-)

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    1. Thank you Benita-I was going for a beach look!

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  5. Gorgeous...I like aqua almost as much as green! You did a fabulous job, DD.

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    1. Thank you Marigene-I love aqua that much too!

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  6. She is so pretty with her make over!!!! Love the graduated colors. Gorgeous.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-I have been wanting to try this look for awhile!

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  7. Awesome make over! The colors are amazing. Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo-I love the colors too!

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    1. Thank you -I think it turns out great too!

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  9. Wow, an hour after it was posted - that's awesome Darrielle! Love the ombre the distressed finish suits the dresser - very nice.

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    1. Thank you Marie-I love a good sale!

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  10. I absolutely love this ombre project! So inspiring and it came out just beautiful. I am adding an old chest of drawers to my "must buy" the next time I'm out thrift shopping. Something like this would look just perfect in my beach cottage. Thank you so much for sharing!
    Joanne @ Sea Glass Cottage
    http://www.seaglasscottagegulf.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Joanne-I would love to see your chest done! Glad I could inspire!

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  11. Wow! I love it ! Your creative use of this pretty color palette gives this piece a unique and lovely finish.I invite you to share your post at my Thursday hop ( you can link up until midnight tonight) Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Kahterine-I have been wanting to try this look and finally did!

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  12. What a charming and colorful transformation, love the colors.
    Thanks for sharing it with us,
    Blessings,
    Nellie

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    1. Thank you Nellie-I love the colors too!

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  13. You turned this old chest into a real beauty! Love the ombre effect. It looks amazing!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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