6 Ways To Update A Thrift Store Dresser

6 Ways To Update A Thrift Store Dresser

Beth Zeigler
Dec 18, 2008

121808dresser-07.jpgWe're already looking ahead to AT's January Jumpstart 2009 (let's just say we like to plan ahead). So far we've found a side table that has great lines--just a really bad green paint job with 70's inspired yellow flowers. We're definitely looking to update our side table find but wanted to scour AT's archives for inspiration...

We could always paint it a solid color and contact paper the front side like this dresser above. We've also seen one that has newspaper or vintage magazine print decoupage that was quite impressive.

Or, for a quite different look, we could always stencil a dresser drawer or two (or go all out and stencil the entire find).

This mirrored dresser is not the easiest DIY but inspiring nonetheless.

This idea is definitely more our speed with a basic paint job of black paint with a clean stencil of simple lines that creates a design that's quite pleasing to the eye.

We always like the look of a few coats of high gloss white paint with an upgrade of hardware to make the most simple change that goes a long way. But then again, we may just strip the green paint on our thrift store find and stain it.

What other ways have you updated your thrift store dresser? Was it an easy DIY or did you feel like you were working overtime?

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