Even if you’re not a carpenter who actually wants to build yourself new furniture from scratch, it’s possible to make yourself new furniture pieces of all kinds if you’re willing to upcycle and get a little crafty! That’s the approach we took recently when we needed a new dresser but decided we wanted something a little bit unconventional.
Just in case you’d like to make yourself some kind of awesome DIY dresser too, here are 15 of the best upcycling, alteration, and customizing ideas we found for dressers of all kinds in our search for inspiration!
1. DIY embellished mirrored dresser
Perhaps your sense of style when it comes to home decor is a little flashier than most of what you’ve seen in stores, which is why you’ve turned to the idea of making something a little more custom? In that case, we might have found the best idea for you right off the bat! Check out how All Things Creative made this very mod, reflective dresses by embellishing its surfaces with pieces of mirror.
2. Pink ombre drawer dresser
Maybe you’re hoping to keep things pretty easy so you’d rather just get creative with paint instead of actually embellishing or changing the structure of your dresser at all? Well, if you’ve ever been a pink lover, we have a feeling you’ll get along very well indeed with these fantastic ombre style colour gradient drawers featured step by step on Project Nursery!
3. Smooth edged mirrored dresser
In the previous mirrored dresser tutorial we showed you, the edges of the dresser all around the drawers and tabletop were also embellished with silver studs for a bit of extra detail, but what if that’s a little too much for your liking? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at this slightly toned down but still reflective alternative outlined step by step on Tamara Jewelry.
4. Text image transfer dresser
Believe it or not, these words were not stencilled or hand painted onto the wood of these drawers like they look! Instead, West Furniture Revival used an image transfer type technique, only they selected vintage, industrial, and factory related words in bold typeface to suit the sort of weathered finish of the dresser they chose to work with.