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11 Ways to Transform a Dresser

by Angela Elias
If you've ever purchased an old wooden dresser from Craigslist for the express purpose of turning it into something fabulous, you're not alone. With a little DIY ingenuity, even the most unattractive dressers can become the focal point of a room. Keep
  • Patty Barnhart

    old dresser makeover - LOVE IT! Painted dresser, Painted furniture #painted #dresser #furniture

  • Alena Kirby

    DIY furniture #makeover ideas!

  • Jennifer Warren

    10 Ways to Transform a Dresser (winter break project = my bedroom furniture redo) upon the assistance of the talented Mrs. @Sarah Tunning--Hmm...this makes me want to redo my old dresser. It's so bland, but it's a quality piece, and sturdy.

  • Debbie Adair

    I really like this. I am thinking of painting my bedroom furniture. I don't just want to do white. If I do white, I want some design in white and cream. I think something like this would work. 10 ways to transform a #home decorating before and after #room designs #modern interior design

  • Angela Willis

    Would love to do this with Katie's old dresser but in brighter colors. stencil & cute knobs to transform a dresser

  • Casandra Smith

    stencils dresser idea

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leave the top alone, paint the sides and front white, distress 'em... drawers a different colour with pattern?

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I don't really think this is good 'upcycling'. Danish modernist style stuff is fine like it is. :P Unless the front was all scratched up or something this was pretty pointless and damaged a perfectly good piece of furniture. There are piles of actually ugly furniture which can be improved (see: overly clunky repro colonial-ish stuff), I wish people would leave the nice modernist stuff alone.