It’s incredible how many things in your house could look like a million bucks if you spend just a few bucks to paint them and make them look cool. And nothing makes random objects such as vases, shelves, nightstands, picture frames and chair legs look cooler than ombre paint.
Ombre is that look you get when the colour of an object transitions from light to dark. So today’s Ikea hack isn’t really an Ikea hack, but a how-to on how to ombre stuff in your house, whether it’s Ikea or not.
The parts. You’ll need
- Cordless paint sprayer, rent one like this from Home Depot – $30.00
- light paint
- dark paint
- a huge sheet
- some cardboard to practice on
No matter what you’re painting, start by practicing on a piece of cardboard.You’re going to paint the light colour first, then the dark. Then, mix the dark colour with some water to dilute it, and spray some over the light so it looks ombre.
Now do this with your furniture or random household items. Be sure to wear the mask to avoid inhaling paint fumes, and use the sheet to avoid spraying absolutely everything in your house/garage/workshop/yard.
Experiment with different colours, like white and deep blue, gold and teal, pink and cream or concrete grey and charcoal.