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DIY Refurbished Dresser Ideas You’ll Have to Try

If you’ve always wanted to re-do a piece of furniture, check out these refurbished dresser ideas ideas, ranging from stenciled to chalkboard!

14 Refurbished Dressers with Style

I’ve refurbished a few tables and other pieces of furniture in my life, but never a dresser. It’s on my list of things that I need to accomplish in the next year! In trying to figure out exactly how I want to refurnish my dresser, I did a little research and found a ton of great ideas.

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It turns out there are a lot of creative people out there, who have tried all sorts of refurbished dresser ideas – everything from decoupage to chalkboard. Now it’s just a matter of deciding what I want to do!

I’m leaning towards something modern and painted . . . but we’ll see. In the meantime, enjoy these 14 refurbished dressers – just scroll down to see them.

Painted Robot

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Make a dresser perfect for a kids’ room by paint a fun character (like this robot) right on the drawer fronts.

Learn more about the project FunCycled

Chalkboard Paint

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Typically we don’t write on the furniture, but with this project, it’s encouraged!

Find out how it was done at HGTV

Simple Stencil

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I love the idea of repainting a dresser and then stenciling the fronts of the drawers.

Learn more about the project at Burlap and Blue

Bright and Pink

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Aubrey madeover the dresser with the help of some bright colors of spray paint.

Get the how-to at The Crawford Clan

Greek Key

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All you need to do to makeover this IKEA malm dresser is added greek key fretwork to the front.

Find out how it’s done at Amanda Carol Interiors

Photo Album

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Kate used her favorite family photos and Mod Podged them to the front – and it makes an amazing statement.

See how it was made at See Kate Sew

Mod Podge Makeover

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You aren’t going to believe the “before” pictures – these DIY dressers were completely madeover with Mod Podge and paint.

Learn how they were done at Garage Sales R Us

Soft Ombre

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Ombre will never go out of style, in my opinion – look how gorgeous it looks on this dresser.

(The blog is no longer available so please use this photo as inspiration)

Subway Inspired

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David used vinyl letters to paint his version of subway inspired art directly on the drawer fronts.

See how he did it at Cheltenham Road

Nautical Compass

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Paint a gorgeous compass on the drawer fronts for a statement piece.

Find out how it was done at Lake Girl Paints

Hand Written

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Use a paint pen to hand scroll what’s inside the drawers on the front.

See the photo at Flickr user Kara

Mid Century

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I love the combination of brown stain with a painted stencil on this modern dresser.

Learn how to do it at Dream Green DIY

Modern Makeover

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An out-of-date dresser gets a modern makeover just by adding a little paint.

Find out how it was done at Simply Ciani

Paint and Decoupage

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A combination of paint and decoupage gives this drawer a totally new look.

Learn more at Nib


Which one of these refurbished dresser ideas is your favorite? I’d love to know in the comments! I’d also love for you to check out these other home decor posts:

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