Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Retro Bedsides - Ombre / Colour Block, Call it what you like!

A few weeks ago I picked up these great bedside tables at my local op shop...

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I seem to be attracted to orange furniture :) It is just every where round me, op shops, on  the road side... even in my home! Anyway, I loved the shape of the draws and new they'd perfect for an ombre kind of treatment, but with a little twist.

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I have to tell you that I was originally planning to use the blue as the bottom colour and graduate the colour up. But when I painted it that first draw I wasn't convinced. So then I painted the grey, and the same thing happened. I was kind of annoyed when I painted the black one, but when I put them together it worked! Happy accident I guess!

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These say boys room to me, but of course you could use them anywhere. I'm really tempted to sell one and keep the other for Harry, given my little man doesn't have a whole lot going on in his bedroom just yet (in case you're wondering, he's 2. I know, he will have some kind of decorated room by the time he's 5, promise!)

I have another ombre project on the go at the moment, I'm on a bit of a roll wit it ;)

Thanks for stopping by,

I'm sharing at...
Not Just a Housewife 
Savy Southern Style 
Domestically Speaking 
Miss Mustard Seed


  1. you are a clever cookie! this looks great. I too have an overload of orange furniture screaming out for a makeover... it's just finding the time!
    Bec x

  2. It looks great, love the colours. My almost two year old is waiting for me finish his room too. Too many other distractions, like ridding the world of orange pine, one piece at a time! ;)

  3. you could keep them both and eventually add a top and harry could have a desk! :) i love them- the perfect chic boy colors!

  4. I love it....Good job! now package up and ship it to me..lol just kidding but it is nice.

  5. very clever!!! it really works......
    T xx

  6. definitely a happy accident...LOVE!!! And I to am continuing on with ombre! My current one is a fit-it-in-when-i-can-piece that may never get finished ;-)

  7. Love the redo Catherine!! Thank you so much for sharing at Pretty Things this week :)

    xo, Tanya


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