5 Amazing Dresser DIYs that look expensive

I am a huge proponent of DIYing vintage pieces, as long as you’re not ruining a beautiful historic piece of furniture. When I first moved to Orange County a few years ago, after we had used up all of our wedding money, we realized we needed a dresser. Then, lo and behold, what do we see on the side of the road? A dresser that said “free” on it. Currently it’s just painted white with a cute drawer liner, but I have been looking for inspiration for how to jazz it up even more. See my top 5 favorites, and I guarantee you’ll be inspired to overhaul your own!

Black and white contrast dresser from an IKEA find. 

Ikat upholstered bedroom dresser

Batik stenciled dresser from Royal Design Studio. I love this one as it gives the room a sophisticated, global feel. Purchase a stencil here!


Guys- Wallpaper the SIDE of the drawers! Genius. I’ve always loved Spoonflower, a website where you can find original designs for fabric/wallpaper/wrapping paper, and even design your OWN print. See the tutorial here for how to wallpaper your drawers.

side of dresser diy

I had to include the “before” picture because what a transformation! This one wins for biggest transformation, by Samantha Pattillo.


And last but not least, custom drawer pulls made from anything!


Bonus DIY: How amazing is this stenciled trunk? Stencil the design on in the lighter color, then hand paint the other colors on.



What are your thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s