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DIY Gradient Chest of Drawers

Create this DIY ombre gradient effect on a chest of drawers.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - White Adirondack, 8 oz.
Item #34150
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is an ultra-matte chalk finish acrylic paint that requires minimal surface prep, is easy to distress and can be layered and sanded to give you a perfect aged look and feel. FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is great for furniture, cabinets, walls, decorative glass, metal and more.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Irish, 8 oz.
Item #34157
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is an ultra-matte chalk finish acrylic paint that requires minimal surface prep, is easy to distress and can be layered and sanded to give you a perfect aged look and feel. FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is great for furniture, cabinets, walls, decorative glass, metal and more.

$7.99

Folkart ® Brush Sets - Basecoating Set, 2 pc.
Item #50557
Assortment of brushes from small to large makes it easy to paint any art project!

$6.99

Other Supplies
Wooden chest of drawers
Styrofoam bowls
Gold arrow drawer pulls

Instructions

  1. Basecoat sides and top of chest and front of bottom drawer with Irish.
  2. Mix three parts Irish with 1 part White Adirondack in a Styrofoam bowl.
    • TIP: Mix enough so that subsequent drawers will use this base also. Make sure to measure out what constitutes one part so that this measurement stays consistent. Paint second drawer front from the bottom.
  3. Now add one part White Adirondack to the mixed base and paint the third drawer front from the bottom.
  4. Add one part White Adirondack to the paint mixed in step 3 and paint the fourth drawer front from the bottom.
  5. Add one part white Adirondack to the paint mixed in step 4 and paint the fifth drawer front from the bottom.
  6. Add one part White Adirondack to the paint mixed in step 5 and paint the top and final drawer front.
  7. Let paint dry and add drawer pulls.

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