More Than Just Paint: 5 Inspiring DIY Dresser Makeover Ideas

More Than Just Paint: 5 Inspiring DIY Dresser Makeover Ideas
A coat of fresh paint can change a worn piece of furniture into something new altogether, and has served as a tool in every DIY design fan's arsenal. And sometimes, the piece is just right to create even more impact with texture...giving a piece a custom, hand-designed look. Here are five DIY ideas to give your dresser a full-on, next-level makeover.

The dresser above by Matt Summers (via Design Sponge) has me floored, or is it blinded?  Matt used pieces of wooden blinds to create the Herringbone effect.

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Jill made her otherwise "blah" dresser a little more dressy with the addition of paper, simply Mod-Podged to the drawer fronts.

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Ever wonder what to do with that huge builder bathroom mirror you took down?  Get it cut, and put it on your dresser for a gorgeous mirrored look.

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For the look of texture without the actual texture, Lisa used a wide piece of lace as a stencil for her dresser re-do

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Michelle carefully cut wooden rings from the craft store and adhered them to her dresser before the paint job began.  Keeping everything white made the real interest happen in the shadow play of the rings.

What other mediums have you used on furniture? 

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Janet on Sep 16, 2013:

The adhered wooden rings really sticks with me...and opened up other ideas of designs to glue and paint...Thanks

DesigningMom on Feb 08, 2012:

What adorable ideas you've found Melanie.

Here's a picture of a small dresser I redid a few years back using Anaglypta wallpaper and changing the typical French Provencal pulls to glass pulls. It was our daughter's baby dresser. She now uses it beside her bed.

A touch of Anaglypta

zero34 on Feb 08, 2012:

agreed, first one is the best in there... the mirrored one? no thanks! the constant maintenance and cleaning aspect to that sounds like a nightmare...

Jill on Feb 08, 2012:

The first one is awesome! I immediately tried to think of a dresser in my place that this would work on. I'll have to save the idea for later though :(

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