Generally speaking, I’m not too much of a trend follower. That is not to say that I don’t have some trendy items in my home, because I do (glittery orange owl). Mostly, though, I try to do what I like, within reason, conferring with J when necessary, and trying to keep within the feeling of my home. In other words, I’m trying to have our home reflect us and not just what’s popular. That being said, I really like the ombre trend. I really, really do. I want something ombre but I don’t know if it’s going to look passe’ in a couple of years. I guess If I’m going ombre to please myself, though, and not just to follow the trend, it will always be au current in my book. I hope.
Anyway, we moved this dresser out of K’s room and are in the process of re-doing things in there. We’re buying new furniture from IKEA but since we’re buying it piece-by-piece, as we can afford it, it’s taking some time. This clunky dresser needed to go first in order to make room for her new bed and will eventually be replaced by a Malm piece.
We’ve moved it downstairs to the basement and I’m going to use it for media storage in our TV room. It definitely needs re-painted, though, and I’m thinking of doing it in a nice greige. I know that’s not the most exciting color in the world but I found these inspiration pieces and think something like this would look nice in our TV room, such as it is.
(Notice how all of these have those nice mid-century modern lines? Mine is mid-century but not so graceful. Oh well, we work with what we have. But, seriously, I just love those legs!!)
Honestly, I guess I have nothing to lose because if I don’t like it, or grow tired of it, I can just re-paint it. You’re right – I think I’m going to give it a shot. I feel better now that I’ve talked it over with all of you. After all, that’s what friends are for 😉
Anyway, I think I’m going to dive-in and ombre! I’ll show you the results as soon as I get done. Thanks for listening.