Refurbished Dresser Ideas

Looking for a budget-friendly, creative way to jazz up your bedroom or living area? Check out these refurbished dresser ideas to get started!

Refurbished dressers are a steal and add a unique vibe to any room. In this guide, we’ll explore some awesome painted furniture ideas to spark your inspiration for your next DIY painted furniture adventure. Ready? Let’s dive in!

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If you’re all about adding your own flair to your home decor, then fixing up old dressers is right up your alley. It’s a great way to get creative and show off your unique style without spending a ton of cash. Plus, you end up with a cool, one-of-a-kind piece that nobody else has!

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Whether you’re aiming for a shabby chic vibe or something more modern and sleek, the sky’s the limit with dresser makeovers. You can go all out and paint the whole thing, or just throw in a splash of color on the drawers.

So, let’s dive into some fun ideas that’ll get you excited to grab a paintbrush and turn that dull dresser into an awesome statement piece for your place.

What paint is best for a DIY dresser refurbished project?

When you’re thinking about painting a dresser, finding the right paint is super important. You’ll want something that’s tough and lasts, but also not a pain to use. Here are some cool options for your DIY dresser redo projects:

  • Chalk Paint: Super popular for furniture makeovers because you don’t have to fuss with much prep work and it leaves a nice matte finish. Chalk paint covers well too, making it awesome for anyone wanting to change their dresser’s vibe.
  • Acrylic Paint: If you’re watching your budget, acrylic paint is a solid choice. It’s available in many colors and finishes, like matte or glossy. Just a heads up, you might need to slap on a primer first for a better stick.
  • Milk Paint: This paint has been around for ages and gives furniture a cool, vintage look. It’s eco-friendly and non-toxic, too, perfect for those who dig being kind to the planet.

Here’s our list of the types of paint for furniture to help you choose the right paint for your next project!

How can I add unique details to my refurbished dresser?

Aside from paint, there are many other ways to add unique details and personal touches to your refurbished dresser. Some ideas include:

  • Stenciling: Grab some stencils to splash awesome patterns or designs on your dresser. You can find all sorts of shapes and sizes, or get crafty and make your own from cardboard or vinyl. Here’s stenciling furniture to learn more about what you need to know about stenciling your furniture!
  • Decoupage: This is where you stick paper or fabric onto your dresser with special glue. Dig up some old book pages, maps, or even wallpaper to add a unique texture.
  • Hardware: Changing up the knobs or handles on your dresser can change its vibe. Mix and match different styles to keep things interesting. For more tips and tricks on hardware changing check out our blog post about how to change hardware on a dresser!
  • Wallpaper backing: Stick some wallpaper on the back panel or inside the drawers for a burst of color and pattern. Removable wallpaper is a great pick if you want something less permanent.

Remember, these are just starter ideas. Feel free to get creative and try out new things to make your refurbished dresser uniquely yours.

More Painted Furniture Ideas

Should you need more inspiration even after exploring our curated list of refurbished dresser ideas, don’t worry. We’ve got loads more ideas up our sleeve. Here are some of our posts with extra tips for painted furniture!

Refurbished Dresser Ideas

Check out this post for some super inspiring refurbished dresser ideas! It's loaded with tips and tricks for making your own one-of-a-kind piece, plus there are links to more posts for tons more painted furniture inspiration. It's pretty much your ultimate guide for all things DIY refurbishing.

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