DIY

“Ombre” Dresser from Annie Sloan’s New Book!

In Annie Sloan’s new book Room Recipes for Style and Colour , she showcases a stunning dresser, done in colours created with different mixes of Barcelona Orange and Greek Blue.  The dresser caught my eye right away, and I really wanted to replicate it… but, of course, with my spin!!!

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Here’s a pic of the dresser – Luckily for me, it was also featured on the cover of Fresh Style magazine.  I didn’t want to take a picture of inside Annie Sloan’s book…. I know nothing about copyright this and that blah blah blah…. but a magazine cover is fair game, right?!?!
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Anyway, Nicole, from The Painted Bench in Oakville, had the perfect dresser for the project.  I can’t believe this green, monster dresser was headed for the trash.
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The key to getting this sucker right, was the colours.  I spent a looooong time mixing and playing with combos of Greek Blue and Barcelona Orange.  I wish I had taken pictures of all my trials, because it is truly amazing just how many colour variations you can get with just 2 cans of paint.  The possibilities are endless with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  

Here it is… All complete!  The top drawer is blue with a touch or orange.  And the bottom drawer is orange with a touch of blue.  I wish I could share the formula for the other drawers, but I had no method to my mixing.  I just kept playing until I got it right!!

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Sooooo…Whose do you like better?!?!??! Annie or Cait?!?!?! hahaha

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