Ideas to Improve these "Particleboard Abominations"?

Ideas to Improve these "Particleboard Abominations"?

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Janel Laban
Aug 6, 2009

Q: I have two unattractive dressers (particleboard, fake-wood effect, shown here and below the jump) that I don't like one bit. I'd love to just scrap them and start over with something else, but I have almost zero funds to do so, and I need to keep these ugly dressers around for storage. What can I do to make them less of a constant eyesore? The fact that they're functional (and in remarkably good shape) is great, but I'd really rather not think "oh, how ugly" whenever I look at them. Suggestions?

(oh, and for reference, my personal aesthetic is mostly clean lines- like this CB2 bed, which will soon be mine- with some abstract art and a phrenology head thrown in.)

Many, many thanks! I mean, almost ANYTHING would be better than these particleboard abominations.

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