I love repurposed furniture; I love cutting up old furniture and making it into something new and valuable. This collection of dressers will give you ideas on repurposing furniture that some might deem as trash. You will also see how to update any old dresser with paint, stain, distressing, and more.
Storage Bench Made From a Dresser
This MDF 80's furniture needed some serious TLC. It had water damage to the bottom, but I knew it could live out its life as a fabulous new bench.
A new hall table was born by cutting away the bottom portions of an old one!
Small Dresser Top into Storage Bench
Here's a great storage bench made from the top of an old piece and spare table legs.
Old Buffet into Media Center
You may call this a buffet, but now it's a media center holding many craft items in the living room.
Roadkill Piece into Bench
Shopping the curb is real. Free furniture is the perfect candidate as a furniture flip! As in the case of this dresser into a bench, perfect for the end of a bed.
An Old Tall Chest of Drawers makes a great Media Center
If you have a dresser you no longer need, consider removing the drawers to make a media cabinet
Expand your storage options.
An excellent tip for storage is to go UP—adding height and extra storage allows more room for great storage.
Old Provincial Dresser Transformed Into a Bench
An old French provincial furniture piece makes a lovely turquoise bench
Card Catalog Media Center
A free old piece of furniture is fun to experiment with. This old one wanted to be a media center with card catalog drawers with the help of wooden picture frames.
DIY Lego Table
This chalkboard DIY Lego table was made from the top of an old bureau.
Kids Storage Bench
The Lego table and this kid's storage bench were made from the same old dresser.
An Old Chest of Drawers Turned into a Small Bench
The bottom portion of an old chest becomes a new bench.
Modified Dresser Update
This dresser was old and outdated. But you can Modify the Dresser by Adding Legs. In addition, you may want to update the old hardware. You won't believe the before photos!
Chest of Drawers into a bookshelf
Remove the drawers of an old dresser, add some thin plywood, and you have a great bookshelf!
Build your own
You can build a new one if you don't have an old dresser.
Waterfall Furniture With Damaged Veneer
Don't let damaged veneer discourage you from giving a waterfall dresser a makeover. This beat-up waterfall piece got a new look and a new home.
Give an old piece a new look with a fresh coat of paint.
Amazing Antique Refinished
When should you refrain from painting furniture, such as in the case of this heirloom furniture piece?
French Provincial Makeover
Plain Pine Furniture into White and Gold Beauty
After being the in the family for years, this new look is perfect for a piece of old pine furniture. You will love this gold damask dresser makeover.
Two-Toned Custom Numbered Chest of Drawers
Give an old chest of drawers a new custom look with paint and stenciled numbers.
Old Emerald Green
Oh, so pretty Emerald Green Makeover
Painted MCM Faux Wood Paint Makeover
Incredible transformation of a painted mid-century modern piece with a faux wood paint technique.
How to Distress Furniture
How to distress a painted dresser.
Wonder Woman an IKEA hack
Painted Vintage Furniture Makeover
Beautiful makeover using milk paint on a vintage dresser.
This easy furniture flip transforms an old piece of furniture into something pretty and chic! Get all the details of this Chest of Drawers Makeover here.
I hope you have found an idea for that old dresser you've been holding in storage, or perhaps the one you're currently using but have been wanting to replace. I have some old dressers in storage, just waiting for their new purpose. 😉
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Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.