10 Dresser Transformations

It’s time to start planning your weekend home décor projects! If you’ve got a dresser hanging around that just needs a makeover sooooo badly, check out CasaSugar’s 10 ways to transform a dresser:

  1. Distress It. Learn how to distress a country-esque dresser on Miss Mustard Seed.
  2. Add Fabric. By using cardboard and fabric, a cheap Ikea dresser can be updated into something modern and chic. Learn the steps on Gravy Train.
  3. Use Stencils. A coat of paint, stenciling, and a change of knobs turned a sad and drab white dresser into a lovely, fairy-tale-esque piece of furniture.
  4. Add Paper. Decoupage a patchwork pattern onto the front of a dresser
  5. Add Chalkboard Paint. Bring out your inner child and scribble on your furniture with chalk when you add a coat of chalkboard paint.

    10 dresser makeovers - chalkboard paint

    Add chalkboard paint.

  6. Cut and Paste. Use paper cutouts to create a graphic pattern on the surface of the dresser. Find out how to do it on Design Sponge.
  7. Give It a Little TLC. Let antique pieces with quality wood and character go unpainted. Strip and refinish a piece to its near-original glory.
  8. Replace Drawer Pulls. Cute numbered drawer pulls will not only help the baby learn to count, they also make the piece pop in a child’s room or nursery.
  9. Lighten Up. Transform an American empire revival chest of drawers with a lot of sanding and a lightened finish.
  10. Add a Darker Shade. Using Minwax’s Dark Walnut stain, you can turn a crazy-hued dresser into something you might expect to see at Room and Board.