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Dress Up Your Dresser with 20 Delightful DIYs

Here at Brit + Co, we’re all about adding creativity to your daily life. One thing we love is putting a DIY twist on things you use everyday. And since we love getting inventive with our clothes, what about their homes? With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 20 awesome DIYs to upgrade your dresser. Most of these dressers are upcycled from IKEA or Craigslist finds — meaning they’re as inexpensive as they are awesome.

1. Ombre Dresser: Let’s kick it off with some ombre. We’re loving the soft tones of this IKEA upgrade. (via Decor8)

2. Rainbow Dresser: Somewhere, over the rainbow… This dresser would look great in a kid’s room or to organize the fabric in your craft studio. (via Hushbound)

3. Diamond Dresser: Add a little glitz to your life with this gold diamond dresser re-do. (via Camille Styles)

4. Studded Trim Dresser The pretty purple color, the studded trim, the scalloped rectangles — everything about this dresser is a win in our book! (via Making It With Danielle)

5. Road Signs Dresser: We’re absolutely NOT condoning stealing street signs, but if you could manage to procure some in a legal manner, this dresser upgrade is pretty awesome. (via Instructables)

6. Dresser Overlay: Can you guess what these overlays were made from? Square wooden dowel rods! The effect is eye-catching, and that orange paint is gorgeous! (via Grosgrain)

7. Unfinished Dresser Makeover: It’s crazy how easy it is to turn an unfinished dresser into this beautiful piece. Our favorite part? The leather trunk handles used as drawer pulls! (via Poppies & Posies)

8. Nautical Dresser: Typography meets the high seas in this gorgeous dresser overhaul. It has us dreaming of the ocean! (via Three Mango Seeds)

9. Dorothy Draper Dresser: Totally retro and totally glamorous, this dresser would add a touch of something special to a mainly white bedroom. (via IKEA Hackers)

10. Poster Dresser: Haven’t gotten rid of the posters from your freshman dorm room? Use them in a more grown up way by decoupaging the print onto your dresser, creating a true statement piece. (via HGTV)

11. Dresser in Pastels: Understated and lovely, this would be a great piece in a nursery, but we could also see it balancing out some more intense pieces in any room. (via So Resourceful)

12. Rings Dresser Makeover: The monochromatic look here allows this fun pattern to look classy and whimsical at the same time. (via KM Decor)

13. Subtle Color Block Dresser: Halfway between color blocked and ombre, this dresser is insanely pretty and subtly trendy. We’re kind of obsessed. (via PopSugar)

14. Eiffel Tower Dresser: As the incomparable Audrey Hepburn once said, “Paris is always a good idea.” This dresser redesign uses a decal to achieve a cool visual image over a pretty blue paint job.  (via Retropolitan)

15. Chevron Dresser: Oh chevron, how we love thee. This gray take allows the print to speak for itself without being too loud. (via Michaela Noelle Designs)

16. Faux Bois: Dying for some wood in your decor? Go faux! We’re loving this whimsical print and the modern black-and-white color scheme. (via Livet Hamma)

17. Colorful Chalkboard Dresser: As functional as it is fabulous, this dresser DIY will allow you to label your drawers and keep things organized while the bright red acts as a statement piece in your decor. (via HGTV)

18. Pops of Color Dresser: Some of these knobs are painted and some are covered in fabric. That variety and all the colors really pop against the white of this dresser. (via The Wanderlust Dolls)

19. Patterned Dresser: This dresser is so awesome we’re dying to try are own take. The key to using different patterns and colors here is that they’re all circle-based, so they flow together beautifully. (via Pinja Colada)

20. Geometric Dresser: Painters tape is a godsend for those without a lot of painting skills — it makes creating intricate patterns like this as easy as coloring inside the lines! (via Elle Decoration)


Have we missed any epic dresser upgrades? Did you DIY your dresser? Share your thoughts, projects, and ideas with us in the comments below!

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