Turn an Old Dresser into Magic!

March 28, 2017

Need a new dresser, vanity,  or bench? Spring brings garage-sale weather and the perfect time to upcycle. Repurposing furniture may well be the new pastime for creative types who would rather “make their own” than buy something mass-produced! Even if you’re not a flea market flipper type with re-decorating DNA, these tired and vintage dressers with a new lease on life are worth a double take!

A Cultivated Nest curated 10 ways to makeover a dresser, including a dresser-to-chair, dresser-to-bench (from Chic Staging and Design), dresser-to-TV-cabinet and dresser-to-bathroom vanity.

Sort of makes you want to hunt down an old dresser, doesn’t it? Estate sales and Craigslist.org always have a few to choose from. Keep your eyes peeled for a bargain to rejuvenate.

Bars, Tool Chests and Craft Cubbies

The Golden Sycamore repurposed an Early American dresser into a tool chest by replacing the drawers with doors. This redo could easily sit INSIDE a house and be right at home!

dresserCurbly transformed one into a chic kitchen island with new pulls, a tiled top and a chalkboard side.

Sweet C Designs took a dresser and hutch and turned it into a liquor cabinet/bar, Liz Marie created a DIY craft closet , and Country Living took six dresser drawers and transformed them into a single bookcase.

For labor-intensive makeovers, the how-to tutorials from 4 The Love of Wood cover everything from adding legs and drawer stops, to removing veneer, waxing and painting (bleeding, wet distressing and grey wash, and more).

Poster Art Dresser

If you have a vintage map (aren’t all paper maps vintage these days?) or a French poster laying around, you can make over a a piece of furniture with a little decoupage and varnish. The DIY Network gives you a materials list and a step-by-step how-to for an eye-catching transformation.

(If you like this idea, but don’t have any posters, prints or maps, check out the value-priced artwork on Zazzle.com.)

Lace Makeover

dresserAmazing Interior Design shows you how to create an understated look with lace and paint. After the piece dries from a coat of paint, lay lace over the drawers and spray paint them a different color. The effect is pretty and subtle and requires minimal effort!

Name Makeover at Southshore

This month, Village Homes formally takes on the name of its parent company, William Lyon Homes, an award-winning home builder with a 60-year legacy of exceptional craftsmanship in a multi-state region. Next week, we’ll tell you more about the transition and what inheriting the William Lyon Homes name means to Southshore and to you.

New Homes at Southshore

Aurora’s new home lakeside community features ranch and two-story models from leading Colorado home builders. Tour the exceptional Village Homes/William Lyon Homes models, the brand new Delaney model from Richmond American Homes and Century Communities‘ latest designs at The Hills in Southshore! Homes in this master-planned community by the lake are priced from the $400s to the $700s.