7 Creative Ways to Transform Boring Furniture

7 Creative Ways to Transform Boring Furniture

Nancy Mitchell
Feb 1, 2015
(Image credit: Knack Studio)

That beat-up dresser you found at Goodwill needs a little extra something... but what? If you've graduated beyond simple paint jobs and want to create a piece that will truly stand out, look no further than these seven eye-catching DIYs.

Above: if you've got a little skill with a paintbrush, you could paint a landscape on the front of a dresser, like this one from Knack Studio on Etsy. The impressionist style of the painting gives the piece a soft, dreamy feel (and makes it ok if you color outside the lines a little).

(Image credit: Mobel Pobel)

Ombre drawers make a big impact with only a little bit of elbow grease. Grab some sample paint cans from your local hardware store and go to town. Spotted on Mobel Pobel.

(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)

The creative ladies at A Beautiful Mess made an oversized blue print copy of a favorite photo and decoupaged it onto the front of a dresser. It's a surprisingly inexpensive project, and the result is definitely eye-catching.

(Image credit: Samantha Pattillo)

Paint a bold geometric design. DIY from Samantha Pattillo.

(Image credit: Elle Decoration)

If you're looking for something a little more subtle but still want a happy jolt of color, try painting the sides of the drawers in a contrasting color. Painted dresser by Chromalab, spotted on Elle Decoration.

(Image credit: Dos Family)

Not all hardware is created equal. These unique drawer pulls make this chest (spotted on Dos Family) really stand out.

(Image credit: West Elm)

You could dress up your furniture with these agate cabinet handles from West Elm...

(Image credit: The Handmade Home)

Or make your own with this DIY from The Handmade Home.

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