Before & After: Liana's Cheery Dresser Update

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This dresser had great bones and even some fun details, but was falling apart in a few places and had some missing drawers. Liana didn't tackle this DIY project for awhile after she found this piece, but when she did, her ideas (including a free element anyone could use) really transformed the entire look into a functioning piece that works for her just the way she needs it.

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From Liana,

I love the idea of restoring furniture, this is my second attempt. I found this dresser in the garbage three years ago and I finally finished it after watching tons of videos on furniture restorations! Because I didn't need six drawers I decided to turn one side into a shelf for my son's books. I fitted the inside with paper (it was a free printable wrapping paper I found here); I think it looks more interesting like this!

Thank you Liana!

(Image credits: Liana Dimitrakopoulou)

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Adrienne photographs beautiful homes in and around her home base of Austin, Texas. She's a contributor to UPPERCASE Magazine and spends all her free time exploring small town Texas. She watches a lot of Star Trek.