Beautiful and clever ideas for repurposing an old dresser to add storage and character to a space without spending a bunch.
Earlier this fall, I acquired a beautiful antique dresser that’s been sitting in our garage waiting for some TLC. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen the dresser’s gorgeous detailing and character. You may have also noticed the dings and scratches that require some pretty hefty sanding and, most likely, a painted finish.
The top drawer has all kinds of compartments, making it the perfect storage solution for samples, supplies and more in my home office. The bottom two drawers will be good for hiding away project materials that seem to clutter up my desk (I’m hoping!).
While looking for inspiration for making over my dresser, I came across so many clever ideas for repurposing a piece like this. I find they’re a great way to add character to a space without spending a lot of money, and they’re usually a lot sturdier than what’s built nowadays.
Repurposing an Old Dresser
Dresser Turned TV Stand by Two Twenty One
Repurposed Dresser Fabric Storage by Cameras and Chaos
Dresser to Vanity from Beneath My Heart
Dresser Baby Change Table by Turned to Design
Craft Closet Office by Liz Marie Blog
Dresser Project Table by Nicole Samuels
And, finally, I adore this dresser kitchen island spotted on Better Homes & Gardens!
The next time you’re at a thrift shop or garage sale and come across an old dresser, think about how you can repurpose it. I can’t wait to refinish mine and put it to use. Stay tuned!
Looking for more creative storage ideas? Check out my organizing board on Pinterest.
Enjoy your day!