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99 Clever Ways To Transform A Boring Dresser

You have 99 problems but a dresser ain’t one. Anymore.

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1. Paint a tribute to Warhol

Instructions here.

2. Add fabric to the sides of the drawers

See how here.

3. Cover the drawers with faux wood paneling

See how here.

4. Use lace to re-cover the drawers

DIY here.

5. Paint stripes (even on laminate)

See how here.

6. Use stenciled letters to mark a special occasion

See how here.

8. Or a tribute to your favorite city

Instructions here.

9. Turn the whole thing into a train car

Instructions here.

10. Add card-catalog pulls as handles

See how they did it here. Get the pulls here.

11. Add a Herringbone Accent

See how here.

12. Use spray-painted toys as handles

See how here.

13. Or half a plastic toy

DIY here.

14. Get a weathered look with milk paint and wax

See how to here.

15. Bling it up with metallic paint

DIY here.

16. Go bold with painted drawers

Instructions here.

17. Use reverse stenciling to highlight natural wood

See how here.

18. Add decals in any design

Instructions here.

19. Add a geometric pattern to the top

DIY here.

20. Use shutters for a textured herringbone pattern

See how here.

21. Replace the drawers with baskets

Instructions here. h/t Bob Vila

22. Cover the drawers with maps

DIY here.

23. Or do both

DIY here.

24. Ombre…

See how here.

26. …Ombre!

Works on every shape and size. See this DIY here.

27. Use magnetic paint

See how here.

28. Use wood stain in various colors

DIY here.

29. Use paint to copy this Dorothy Draper design

Instructions here.

30. Stripe all the way around it

Instructions here.

31. Use stripes in every direction

See how here.

32. Wrap it in newspaper

IKEA / Via blog.hgtv.com

DIY here.

33. Stencil on some scallops

See more here.

34. Paint on some intricate faux scrollwork

See how here.

35. Cover the top in gift wrap

Easy to add, easy to remove. See how here.

36. Add a touch of leather

DIY here.

37. Add a ‘stache (or three)

See how here.

38. Paint on an optical illusion

Martha shows you how here.

39. Add bold graphic circles

See it here. (Site in Portuguese).

41. Use nailheads as giant labels

See it here.

42. Use a paint pen to make a cross-stitch pattern

DIY here.

43. Reverse stencil on a sea creature

Instructions here.

44. Or something else seaworthy

Tutorial here.

45. DIY a bone-inlay design

See how here.

46. Outline the dresser in nailheads

DIY here.

47. Cover it with silver leaf

See how here.

48. Add depth with paint-outlined drawers

Tutorial here.

49. Use Sharpie to stencil on some French flair

See how here.

50. Or scribble on some fun words

See more here.

51. Add gold brackets for a campaign look

DIY here.

52. Use wood icing to add texture

Instructions here.

53. Give it some nautical stripes

See how here.

54. Replace drawer pulls with rope

DIY here.

55. Use house numbers for pulls

DIY here.

57. Screw on some MegaBlocks

Idea here.

58. Add vinyl letters

See how here.

59. Give it a pattern and a monogram

Instructions here.

60. Carry a stenciled design onto the top

See how here.

61. Add molding in fun shapes

See how here.

62. Get rid of the drawers

From here.

63. Use the drawers as a bookshelf

See how here.

64. Go crazy with colorful paint

See more here.

65. Add a little leopard

Instructions here.

66. Add pretty graphic drawer liners

See how here.

67. Paint the inside a contrasting color

See examples here.

68. Mix and match patterns

Inspiration here.

69. Add door-knocker handles

 

DIY here.

70. Glue on colored pencils

DIY here.

72. Use leather for DIY pulls

Instructions here.

73. Cover the drawers with tile

Tutorial here.

74. Add mirrors on all sides

 

See how they did it here.

75. Paint on a Union Jack

See how here.

76. Personalize with a blown-up family photo

DIY here.

77. Or a colorful poster

DIY here.

78. Add new mid-century modern legs

DIY here.

79. Glue on some antique yardsticks

Tutorial here.

80. Cover it with multicolored wooden shims

DIY here.

81. Let the paint drip

Directions here.

82. Make drawers into the world’s biggest Legos

Inspiration here.

83. Use fabric or paint for a faux-mosaic look

DIY here.

84. Add a gilded diamond

Instructions here.

85. Create a mosaic with cracked mirror

As long as you’re not superstitious. Instructions here.

86. Decoupage with botanical prints

Inspiration here.

87. Or use handles to create faux suitcase drawers

Tutorial here.

88. Replace drawers with mismatched suitcases

Inspiration here.

89. Add a clean chevron to a rustic frame

Instructions here.

90. Add chalkboard paint for easy labeling

Scott Hawkins / homelife.com.au

See how here.

91. Add vertical stripes with geometric stencils

Get the stencils here.

92. Cover it with sheet music

DIY here.

93. Add a DIY concrete top

Instructions here.

94. Use nailheads for a DIY swirl design

They used chalk to draw the design on first.

95. Use PVC pipe to make a modern design

DIY here.

96. Paint a fun geometric pattern

DIY here.

97. Add a Greek key design

DIY here.

98. Modge podge many family photos

See how here.

99. Give it some graffiti

Instructions here.

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