Instead, Julia decided to create a striking ombre effect using wood stain. The beautiful lines of the wood grain shine through this new treatment, while the ombre effect pulls this vintage dresser into the modern age. Julia sold this piece to another family rather than keeping it for her home, but not before sending a picture of her work to the seller who was delighted to see an updated treatment that she believed her eclectic grandma would have enjoyed. This use of wood stain to create an ombre effect is a great option for DIYers looking to spice up an old wooden piece without sacrificing the wood tones that they love. For more pictures of this transformation, check out 551 East Furniture Design: Ombre Stained Dresser. Images: Julia of 551 East Furniture Design.