I know you've already seen our kid's room in past posts... but here's the latest addition to the room (no, we're still waiting for the baby to arrive!). That dresser on the left I painted up this weekend.... you know, just nesting like mad around here.
We thrifted it recently to jam full of our son's clothing (and take the pressure off the closet that was bulging with baby clothes in diaper boxes). It was a glossy oil cream colour with lots of chipped areas down to the dark wood.
Step 1: Super-adherent primer.
Light sanding, wipe down.
Step 2: I painted the sides/top in a glossy "Cloud White".
Step 3: Take three progressively darker tones of a colour - in this case - green.
Top drawer is the lightest tone.
Second drawer is a mix of the middle tone with the lightest.
Third drawer is the middle tone.
Four is a mix of middle tone with the darkest shade.
Last/bottom drawer is the darkest green.
(Step 4: I added a quick nature element of white stripes as 'birch trees' using the hard handle tip of the brush to then scratch out some textural details in to the trees).
This house is officially ready and waiting for our next new addition!