10 Dresser Do-Overs Anyone Can Handle

10 Dresser Do-Overs Anyone Can Handle

Taryn Williford
Jul 18, 2014
(Image credit: Sugar & Cloth)

You'd have to be a grouch to be unimpressed by dramatic before-and-after treatments to antique dressers. Some people have a gift for taking a flea market find and totally transforming it. But this is not about them. This is about the discriminating doers — the ones who manage to transform a dresser by barely changing anything at all.

Each of these DIY projects or before-and-afters have one thing in common: They're totally achievable. The techniques in this post — changing out hardware or adding a patterned front — can be done to any dresser in your home for a near-instant pick me up.

(Image credit: The Merrythought)

Add Leather Drawer Pulls

Inspired by: Sugar & Cloth's IKEA Hack (at top) & Leather Belt Drawer Pulls on The Merrythought

(Image credit: Julia)

Paint the Inside of the Drawer Pulls

Inspired by: Julia's Light Bright Dresser

(Image credit: Henry Happened)

Paint a Pattern on the Front

Inspired by: Henry's Herringbone Dresser

(Image credit: Claire Zinnecker)

Paint the Sides of the Drawers

Inspired by: Claire Zinnecker's Dressed-Up Dresser on Camille Styles

(Image credit: Sarah Hearts)

Glue On Patterned Overlays

Inspired by: Sarah Hearts' Malm Makeover

(Image credit: House & Home)

Add Extra Trim

Inspired by: Chevron Trim Dresser from House & Home

(Image credit: Kim R. McCormick)

Switch In Some Statement Hardware

Inspired by: Kim's Nursery Dresser

(Image credit: Leopard and Plaid)

Glue Patterned Paper Inside The Drawers

Inspired by: Leopard and Plaid's Storage Chest Makeover

(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)

Cover the Sides of the Drawers With Fabric

Inspired by: Elsie's Dresser on A Beautiful Mess

(Image credit: Liana Dimitrakopoulou)

Remove Some Drawers

Inspired by: Liana's Cheery Dresser Update

What is your favorite low-effort, big-impact makeover technique?

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