Painted Dresser Ideas
Are you looking for some unique and inspiring painted dresser ideas? We got you covered! Making your own painted furniture can be intimidating if you’ve never done it before, but these ideas will help you with your project.
A painted dresser is an easy and affordable way to upgrade the look of an old dresser without having to buy a new one. You can make it look completely different with the right color, technique, and materials.
Real quick, before we get to the painted dresser ideas, let’s take a look at how you can paint your old dresser and what kind of paint to use.
How Do You Paint an Old Dresser?
Begin by making sure the dresser’s surface is clean and free from dust, oils, grease, or grime.
Read more about how to clean furniture before painting here.
Then, for best results, scuff sand the dresser to help the paint stick. Learn more about the importance of sanding before painting furniture here.
Next up is priming. I know it’s not fun to prime, but it helps stop stains from coming through paint, and it helps the paint adhere better, and look better.
Check out our post about how to stop stains from coming through paint to learn more about why we prime.
Finally comes the fun part—painting!
You can use a paint brush, a paint roller, or even a paint sprayer to paint your dresser.
Learn more about the best painting furniture supplies here.
Some paints require a topcoat, so if you don’t want to topcoat, pick a paint that doesn’t need a topcoat. Otherwise, learn all about topcoats for painting furniture here.
What Kind of Paint Do You Use in a Dresser?
Not all paint is created equally. Some are easier to use, and some stick better than others.
Stay away from latex paint (paint that you would put on your walls.) Latex paint doesn’t stick well, and it isn’t durable. So all of your hard work will get ruined pretty quickly.
For most painted dresser projects, you can use chalk paints, enamel paints, all-in-one paints, and mineral paints.
They have good adhesion properties, are easy to apply, and are available in a multitude of colors.
Check out our post about the best paint for furniture here.
More Painted Furniture Ideas
If you are looking for all of the ideas for painting furniture, check out our other posts here!
- DIY Dresser Makeovers
- Furniture Makeover Ideas
- Floral Painted Furniture
- Pink Painted Furniture
- 10 Best Painted Furniture Colors
Now, onto the painted dresser ideas!
These all include the paint and the color used, so you aren’t left wondering how to get the look.
Plus, read through each makeover’s post to learn how to get the same look on your dresser.
Painted Dresser Ideas
Revitalize your outdated dresser with these creative painted dresser ideas! From bright, bold colors to subtle pastels, each idea includes the paint color used so that you can easily recreate it.
Get ready to start transforming your space – let's get painting!
Painted Armoire Makeover
This guide will show you how to give your old and tired armoire a brand new look.
Grey Painted Dressers
I love these dressers that I painted! Follow these steps and you'll have a brand-new piece of furniture to enjoy.
Green Is The New Black!
Kayla gave this dresser a fresh coat of paint and it turned out so great! If you're looking for ideas on how to update an old piece of furniture, then try this one.
Grey Chalk Paint Dresser
This dresser is the perfect blend of vintage and modern style. Plus, this piece is versatile enough to work with so many different styles.
Dresser Makeover Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®
This tutorial will show you how to achieve a rustic French look using chalk paint. You don't need any prior painting experience, and the results are stunning!
Green Empire Dresser
With its painted finish and antiquing glaze, this empire dresser exudes a sense of classic elegance. If you want to recreate this design in your own house, follow our instructions in this post.
White And Modern Wood Dresser
If you are a fan of trendy bare wood furniture, this dresser makeover is ideal. With a little paint and new knobs, this item became a gorgeous boho dresser.
Painting a Dresser White
Learn how to paint a dresser white and get a durable, professional finish. Plus, see how easy it is to update wood drawers and add some leather pulls for a touch of luxury.
High Gloss Painted Dresser
If you're looking for a great way to update your furniture with a gorgeous glossy finish, try this paint.
Painting a Dresser
On this dresser makeover, I'll give you a little tour of the process and how good it turned out in the end.
Magnolia Garden Dresser Makeover
This dresser has a Magnolia Garden transfer to give it a brand new look. It’s a simple technique to give your furniture a unique style.
All in ONE Painted DIY Dresser Makeover
I gave this dresser a quick paint job and added some simple design elements. Check out how I did it and see if this is a look you want to recreate for your own furniture makeover.
Pink Chalk Painted Card Catalog Dresser
This pink and gold dresser is feminine without being girly, and the gold accent adds flair.
DIY Pink Dresser
Add some personality to your bedroom with this bold makeover!
Modern Two Toned Dresser Makeover
This guide will show you how to give your dresser a fresh new look.
Homemade Chalk Paint Dresser Makeover
If you're looking for an easy, cheap way to give your furniture a new look, then this tutorial is perfect for you.
Black and White Floral Dresser
Black and white furniture can be stunning, and this dresser is a great example. It can be daunting to try and style something like this - but Denise makes it easy for you!
DIY Slatted Wood Dresser
This DIY slatted wood dresser is just perfect! The modern look and its satin finish give it a touch of elegance. Give it a try!
Aqua Painted Antique Dresser
This aqua painted antique dresser is a fun color. See how easy it is to give new life to an old piece of furniture with just a little bit of paint.
Vintage Dresser Painted with Teal Furniture Paint
I loved the idea of giving this dresser a fresh look with paint and DIY leather pulls to add some interest and personality. Check this out!
DIY Bedroom Dresser Makeover
With just a little paint and elbow grease, this piece went from bland to beautiful!
DIY Fluted Dresser Makeover
With some wooden half dowels and a little bit of paint, I gave this old dresser a new style!
How to Paint Laminate Furniture with Chalk Paint
The metallic paint in the grooves and curves gives this dresser a subtle glam appeal.
Behr Chalk Painted Dresser Makeover
I love the way this dresser turned out! Plus, the curved bottom gives it a unique look that will stand out in any room.
Painted Dresser with Transfer
The mix of gray and lavender gives this piece a unique look and is sure to be a statement piece wherever it is displayed.
Dark Green Dresser Makeover
This vintage serpentine dresser was painted with green chalk paint. Here are the steps for the dark green dresser makeover.
An Enchanted PINK Dresser
If you're looking for some inspiration for your next painted dresser project, look no further. Fall in love with this dusty pink dresser.
How to Paint Stripes on a Dresser
Adding stripes is an easy way to give your dresser some personality. This post will show you how to do it like a pro!
Dark Green Chalk Painted Dresser
This stunning painted dresser makeover is sure to inspire your own furniture transformations!
Modern French Country Painted Dresser in 4 Easy Steps!
Find out how to transform your old dresser into a sleek piece of modern French country furniture by following these four simple steps!
Navy Blue DIY Dresser Makeover
Check out this tutorial on how to turn an old dresser into a beautiful chippy DIY piece. This is a great way to express your rustic personality in your living space.
How To Paint A Dresser In 5 Easy Steps
This dresser was painted using an easy five-step process. If you're looking for a new look for your bedroom, this is the project for you!
Dreamy Blue Painted Dresser
Instead of getting rid of your old furniture, try giving it a new lease on life with some paint. In this post, we'll show you how to paint your dresser using chalk paint and glaze for a beautiful finish.
DIY Dresser Makeover
Check out how this old dresser was given a new life using a DIY chalk paint recipe.
Teal Blue Tall Dresser Makeover
Learn more as I walk you through the steps I did to give this stunning french provincial dresser a makeover!
How to Paint a Wood Dresser with Country Chic Paint
This tutorial is perfect for giving your space a fresh look, and the distressed edges give it that rustic charm. You can do this too!
Mid Century Modern Farmhouse Dresser in Olive Green
If you love the look of Mid Century Modern and farmhouse furniture, I’ll show you how you can easily mix and match styles to create the look that you love!
Coastal Blue Dresser Makeover with Driftwood Top
Take a look at how a resale reject turned into a beautiful piece of furniture. See the step-by-step tutorial on how to paint a dresser and create this look yourself.
Easy Dresser Makeover
Here are some easy tips for giving old furniture a fresh look with just a little bit of spray paint and some new hardware.
Small Dresser Makeover: Painted Mustard Yellow
This makeover is perfect for beginners! With basic steps and supplies, it's simple to give an old mini dresser an entirely new appearance.
Emerald Green Painted Dresser: How to Paint with Milk Paint
In this post, we'll show you how to paint a dresser with milk paint. Follow these simple steps and you'll be able to create your own painted dresser in no time!
Dresser/Changing Table Makeover
If you're searching for a fast and straightforward way to give your nursery an upgrade, this tutorial can help you achieve it.
DIY Mustard Yellow Card Catalog Dresser
Create your own farmhouse-style furniture piece as I did with this old vintage dresser!
How to Repaint Furniture | The Painted Dresser Project
This dresser was transformed from an old and tired piece of furniture into something special.
Black Vintage Farmhouse Dresser
Update your old dresser with a fresh coat of paint and follow these tips to give your dresser a farmhouse look!
Chalk Painted Dresser
This project is simple but the results are stunning.
Pink Vintage Dresser with Gold Hardware
This pink vintage dresser is the ideal accent for any girly room. By following these steps, you can recreate this same style in your home!
Painted Dresser with Raw Wood Drawers
In this makeover, all you need is a little paint to transform any dresser from dull and dreary into something beautiful!
The Teal Painted Dresser Makeover
Look how this dresser exhibits precisely how a little bit of paint is enough to go a long way - all while staying within budget.
Vintage Painted Dresser
Give your vintage dresser a modern look by repainting and updating it with new hardware. This simple makeover can be a perfect addition to your space!
Black Milk Painted Dresser
This tutorial demonstrates just how easy it is to achieve great results with milk paint, whether it's for a vintage style or simply something different.
How to Paint Laminate Furniture
Give your old laminate dresser a DIY makeover by following this step-by-step guide.
The Green Painted Modern Dresser
New dressers can be expensive, but with a little paint, old dressers can be updated and transformed into something new. And this makeover is the perfect example!
Easy DIY Teal Dresser with Floral Transfer
Using a transfer is an easy way to make it look like you painted flowers on your dresser.
Fusion Mineral Paint Dresser Makeover
If you're looking for a way to update your bedroom without spending too much money, consider repainting your dresser in a bold new color.
DIY Painted Chippy Farmhouse Dresser
If you want a chippy painted dresser, follow these easy steps and create your own farmhouse-style chippy painted furniture.
Rainbow Dresser Makeover
In this tutorial, you'll see how to paint a dresser with rainbow colors. This is a great project that anyone can do!
The Chippy Gray Milk Paint Dresser
Learn how to chippy paint your furniture using milk paint on this post, and some helpful tips to get the best results.
Blue Painted French Provincial Dresser
Do you have a french provincial dresser that needs some sprucing up? This dresser is sure to add some elegance to any room in your home.
The Navy Dresser with Textured Drawers
Introduce a splash of paint to your interior space and add texture on the drawers for an alluring dresser. The distinctive hue will bring new life into even the dullest room!
Teal Painted Highboy Dresser
With a little paint, outdated furniture can be given a fresh new look. Make your old dresser a charming room feature like this highboy dresser!
DIY Painted Mid-Century Modern Dresser: Farmhouse Style
Transform any room in your home from dull to delightful with this mid-century modern farmhouse dresser – complete with hairpin legs for that extra touch of style!
Teal Chalk Painted Dresser Makeover
Turn your antique furniture into a statement piece with a captivating hue with this guide. Start reworking that tired dresser today!
Painting Furniture Grey | Without Sanding or Priming
Apply these steps to paint your dresser. Without needing to sand or prime first, you'll be able to achieve beautiful results!
Painting Furniture with Lilly Moon Paint
Thrifted furniture has the potential to be even more beautiful than when you first bought it. All you need is a bit of paint just like this incredible makeover I did with this dresser!
Painting Furniture Navy Blue
Learn how to achieve a professional-looking finish on your painted furniture using chalk paint in this tutorial.
Painting Furniture Without Sanding or Priming
This easy 1-day makeover will show you how to paint furniture without having to worry about sanding or priming first.
My Husband's First Furniture Makeover
It's a great way to get your feet wet and see how fun (and rewarding!) furniture painting can be. This dresser makeover is perfect for anyone just starting out.
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