Sunday, August 10, 2014

Hadley's Nursery/Big Girl Bedroom: Pink Ombre Dresser

Hadley's room is nearly completed!

Thanks to Grandma Barbara who gave us this black dresser 
for Hadley's nursery/big girl bedroom:

Tal used a belt sander to remove a couple layers of paint on the dresser. 
It was a dirty, dusty job that took Tal around 5-6 hours to complete:

Then, Tal sprayed the dresser with one coat of Kilz primer:

Tal and Savannah gave the dresser frame 
two coats of Behr's Ultra Pure White:

To create an ombre effect,
 I painted the drawers three shades of pink to coordinate with Hadley's bedding:

I used three shades on the same paint chip:
Bubble Bath, Cotton Candy, and Pink Chintz by Olympic.
(Bubble Bath is the wall color in Hadley's room.)

To complete the dresser, Tal and I added new clear hardware 
from Home Depot (these knobs and these pulls):

Here's the before and after:

Tal and I hope that Hadley's dresser serves her well for many years to come!

Tal and I have saved $1,200 for Hadley's room makeover. Here's a breakdown of our sources and expenses so far:

  $48  Wall Paint and Supplies (Bubble Bath by Olympic)
$182   Juliette Tufted Headboard (Target)
    $0   Seaside Floral Sheets (PBteen--no longer available--already owned)
    $0   Cottage Stripe Duvet Cover in Pool (PBteen--already owned)
  $66   Cottage Stripe Euro Shams in Pool (PBteen)
  $44   Euro Pillows (HomeGoods)
  $64   Duvet Insert (Marshall's)
  $30   Bed Skirt (Bed, Bath, and Beyond)
  $11   Smile Pillow (Tuesday Morning)
$140   Hemnes Nightstands (Ikea)
  $33   Xhilaration Scallop Table Lamps (Target)
  $10   Crib Sheet (Babies R Us)
  $25   Ruffled Crib Skirt (Target)
  $50   Crib Mattress (Target)
  $20   White Vivan Curtains/2 Pairs (Ikea)
  $36   Turquoise Pom-Pom Trim/25 yds. (Etsy)
     $2  Heat 'n Bond (Walmart)
   $12  Curtain Rod (Ikea)
     $0  Dresser
   $38  Belt Sander (Harbor Freight)
   $65  Dresser Knobs and Pulls (Home Depot)
   $37  Dresser Paint (Ultra Pure White and Bubble Bath, Cotton Candy, and Pink Chintz by Olympic)
$913   Subtotal


Laura H said...

I love this room! Can i ask where you got the cute "love" bookends? THanks for sharing!


Rachel said...

Thanks! I found the LOVE bookends at Homegoods.