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DIY Lavender Ombre Dresser

Posted in Crafts, DIY
on October 25, 2016

dresser112Hey everyone! I pray all is well with you. Today I’m sharing a DIY that I did for my daughter. We are always looking for ways to introduce this light purple hue into our surroundings. I asked her what theme she wanted for her room this year and she said purple. Now I’m on the lookout for a lavender canopy and assorted room accessories.

I was really shocked to see how easy it was to create this ombre dresser. I immediately started thinking about the things around my house that could use a nice refreshing paint job. ha! The low cost of the project makes it an excellent choice for a budget diy. I hadn’t ever used chalk paint before but I painted my fair share of bedrooms with interior paint in our last home. Contrary to interior paint, chalk paint has virtuallly no smell and dries fast and smooth. Without further ado, I’m going to share how I changed my daughter’s plain white dresser into something dainty, stylish and fun. Here we go!

What you’ll need:

8 oz of lilac or lavender colored chalk paint.

8 oz of white chalk paint

3 paint brushes

crystal nobs (optional)


disposable bowls that equal how many drawers you have

super glue

chopsticks (something to stir the paint)



  1. Get out your 3 disposable bowls. In the first bowl, pour 2 ounces of your lavender chalk paint and set aside.(This is your darkest color)
  2. In your second bowl, pour 2 more ounces of lavender colored chalk paint, plus 1 ounce of white chalk paint and mix well. Set aside.
  3. In your third bowl, pour 2 ounces of lavender chalk paint and 2 ounces of white chalk paint and mix well.
  4. Add more white paint to lighten the color or lavender paint to darken it, mix and adjust colors to your liking.
  5. Take out each drawer and place them on a drop cloth.
  6. Paint your dresser drawers with each bowl of paint. I went from lightest to darkest.
  7. Let the paint dry for atleast 4 hours.
  8. Use a ruler and pencil to mark precisely where you would like your knobs to go.
  9. Apply a small amount of super glue to the back of each knob and press for 5 seconds on your marked location.
  10. Let the knobs dry for an hour and then place your drawers back in from lightest to darkest.