Painting Ombre in Blue Lagoon: NIGHTSTAND DIY
Today, I decided to pop-in with a quick DIY for you to try out. I resurfaced an ombre dresser, a few years ago and it came out wonderfully, so I thought I would share it. As you know, I love all shades of turquoise and blue. This is a fun project for an afternoon, that easily updates older wooden pieces. I came across this little nightstand at a thrift store, and I noticed that it was in good overall condition. I look for pieces with no wobbles and drawers that slide easily.
I remember when the ombre trend first emerged and it spread to everything from hair to fashion to furnishings! I knew that it was something that I wanted to try out. Even today, I like the timelessness of the piece.
When designing a piece of ombre furniture, I always look for a piece with 4 drawers or more, so that I can fade and lighten the hue as work from the bottom to the top. I also look for all wood pieces. Over the years, I realized that painted laminate nicks and scratches easily, so now I only use pieces that are completely solid wood.
For this project you will need:
I hope that this blue lagoon nightstand has inspired you to renew something that you may already own or to hunt for a vintage piece of furniture to redo.
If you liked seeing this piece, want more details, or are ready to tackle a bigger project, check out my Coral Ombre Dresser that I renewed too.
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