I love repurposed furniture, in fact I just love cutting up old furniture and making it into something new and useful. This collection of dressers will give you ideas on how to repurpose furniture that some might deem as trash. You will also see how to give that old dresser a new update with paint, stain, distressing and more.
This MDF 80’s furniture was in need of some serious TLC. It had water damage to the bottom, but I knew it could live out it’s life as a fabulous new bench.
By cutting away the bottom portions of an old one, a new hall table was born!
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 lots of craft items in the living room.
Roadkill Piece into Bench
An Old Tall Chest of Drawers makes a great Media Center
Remove drawers to make a media cabinet
A great tip for storage is to go UP—adding height and extra storage allows more room for great storage.
How To: Old Provincial
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.
DIY Lego Table
This chalkboard DIY lego table was made from the top of an old bureau.
Kids Storage Bench
The Lego table above and this kid’s storage bench were made from the same old dresser.
Old Chest of Drawers Turned 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This dresser was old and outdated.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 Dresser to Add Legs, plus update the old hardware. You won’t believe the before photos!
Chest of Drawers into bookshelf
Remove the drawers then add some thin plywood and you have a great bookshelf!
Build your own
If you don’t have an old dresser you can build a new one.
Wicker Bureau into Masculine Cargo Furniture
Former white wicker piece is now perfect for a boy’s room
Waterfall Furniture With Damaged Veneer
Don’t let damaged veneer discourage you from giving an 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 year, this new look is perfect for an old pine furniture.
Mid Century Modern Piece Gets a New Look
A beat up old mid century modern dresser gets a new look, and another chance.
Two Toned Custom Numbered Chest of Drawers
Old Emerald Green
Oh so pretty Emerald Green Makeover
Painted MCM Faux Wood Paint Makeover
Amazing transformation of a painted mid century modern piece with a faux wood paint technique.
How to distress a painted dresser.
Wonder Woman an IKEA hack
Painted Vintage Furniture Makeover
Beautiful makeover using milk paint on a vintage dresser.
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 a couple of old dressers in storage just waiting for their new purpose. 😉
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