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color … drawers of color

Although color on the walls is the norm when decorating a space, white walls is a current trend that I can’t get enough of.  In fact, Sherwin-Williams has named “Alabaster” (white) as their 2016 Color of the Year.  White brings a crisp, bright and airy feeling to the space, which allows you to showcase so much more in the room.  It creates the perfect opportunity to introduce color through textiles, accessories, artwork and furniture.

I chose to incorporate this trend in my daughter’s room as part of my Charlotte’s room series. I wanted Charlotte’s room to be a bright, HAPPY place that will grow with her. Her white walls are the perfect backdrop showcasing her colorful bedding and newly painted dresser.

While painted furniture is nothing new, there are definitely some fresh, exciting design trends today.  One of those being the ombre painted dresser.

Ombre Painted Dresser

source: brit +co

Ombre Painted Dresser

source:The Budget Decorator

In every room that I design, I think it’s important to always create at least one DIY project for myself or my clients.  It’s one of those things that adds a little personal touch and style to the space and definitely brings a sense of accomplishment.

For Charlotte’s room I chose to add color to her dresser and created an ombre design.   This is a project that allows you to be as bold or as subtle as you like with color while still making a huge statement.  It’s a fun addition to any child’s space and is also budget friendly as you can buy new or use what you have on hand. For me, this project started with a free dresser found on the side of the road (Thank you Ottawa Neighbours!)

Here are the before and after….

THE BEFORE

DIY Ombre Dresser

THE AFTER

DIY Ombre Dresser

DIY Ombre Dresser

I love how it turned out and I think it creates a perfect focal point with a subtle splash of playfulness.  LOVE it!

Here are some additional awe-inspiring dressers for your next DIY project……

DIY Dresser

source: Poppy Seed Living

DIY Dresser

source: decor 8

DIY Dresser

source:Prodigal Pieces

DIY Dresser

source: Project Nursery

DIY Dresser

source:The Berry

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