You’ve recently found or recovered an old dresser, but it doesn’t match your rental’s décor? Or perhaps you bought a rough, raw wooden dresser but find that it lacks the charm you’d hoped for in your interior? Worry not; there are solutions to giving this practical, everyday furniture a new sense of style! Here are some easy customization tips.

Indeed, it’s often as easy as repainting the dresser and changing out the handles. The results can be spectacular, provided the renovation is done carefully. To revamp this piece furniture, take the time to thoroughly sand the entire surface. If there are any small snags or cracks, or if you remove the handles, think of using wood paste which will fill any cracks or small holes. Above all, make sure to respect the drying time between layers of paint for a professional finish. Feel free to customize the dresser by playing with colour. You can also use masking tape, to reveal create patterns on the furniture. The more ambitious do-it-yourselfers can consider adding mouldings to the drawers to give more character (like the Fynes Designs below). To inspire you, discover these 10 before and after dresser makeovers...


Dressers – 10 before and after shots

Old dresser painted in black colorRaw wooden dresser painted in white colorOld dresser painted revamped with paintOld dresser painted with pink huesWooden dresser revamped with blue textilesDresser with mouldings on the drawersRaw wooden dresser tunred into a retro styleOld dresser newly designed with paintOld dresser painted with blue and grey colorsOld dresser turns contemporary with blue paint1.L’Atelier 6 de Camille / 2.Eearnest Home co. via Bloglovin / 3.Centsational Style / 4.Cuckoo 4 design / 5.Centsational Style / 6.Fynes Designs / 7.Stories / 8.The Weathered Door / 9.While they snooze / 10.Wife in progress