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DIY Ideas to Dress Up a Dresser {from Ordinary to Extraordinary}

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Have you ever stumbled across a great piece of furniture for an amazing price at a garage sale of thrift store that looks like it’s just begging for a makeover?  Or maybe you have a piece of furniture that you love and want to keep, you still find yourself longing for a change now and then.  A great way to feel like you have a fresh start with a new piece of furniture is to give it a little facelift!

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Paint

You can of course paint the entire dresser, but also consider just giving the drawers a splash of color for a different look!

{via Van Dyke's}
{via Van Dyke’s}

 

 

Or maybe, paint the frame and leave the drawers their natural wood color!

{via Home Stories A to Z}
{via Home Stories A to Z}

 

Or you can even add a cute image or design to fit the theme of your room!

{via Brooklyn Limestone}
{via Brooklyn Limestone}

 

Decoupage

I am a huge fan of decoupage and find it has so many uses, like adding fun maps to the front of drawers.

{via freshome}
{via freshome}

 

You can also decoupage prints {like these botanicals}, book pages, sheet music, family photos, or even childrens’ artwork!

{via Martha Stewart}
{via Martha Stewart}

 

Wallpaper

You can wallpaper the entire dresser or just the drawer fronts.  And imagine how easy it would be if you used the repositionable adhesive-backed wallpaper liked I used for my pantry makeover!

{via Spoonflower Blog}
{via Spoonflower Blog}

 

Fabric

You can always change the look of a piece by covering it with fabric like Kris did here:

{via Driven by Decor}
{via Driven by Decor}

 

…or you can try just covering the sides of the drawers for a more subtle change.

{via A Beautiful Mess}
{via A Beautiful Mess}

 

Stencils

If you have a steady hand, give stenciling a try!  You can create an amazing design or even stencil on words or phrases that are meaningful to you.

{via Design Sponge}
{via Design Sponge}
{Lindauer Designs}
{via Lindauer Designs}

 

Trim

Adding trim or moulding can give a plain dresser some details and charm, but you can  also use it to create a design!

{via Remodelaholic}
{via Remodelaholic}

 

New Hardware

Sometimes, just updating the hardware can make a world of difference, like fun leather pulls…

{via Sugar & Cloth}
{via Sugar & Cloth}

 

…or the addition of some corner plaques!

{via Little Green Notebook}
{via Little Green Notebook}

 

 

The next time you see a plain piece of furniture at a yard sale or thrift store, think about ways you can transform the piece from ordinary to extraordinary!

 

 

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