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Ideas for Repurposing an Old Dresser

You’ll love these beautiful and clever ideas for repurposing an old dresser. 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!).

How to Repurpose an Old Dresser

While looking for inspiration for making over my dresser, I came across so many clever ideas for repurposing a piece like this. I find old dressers are a great way to add character to a space without spending a lot of money. Plus, they’re usually a lot sturdier than what’s built nowadays.

 Dresser Turned TV Stand by Two Twenty One

Repurposing an Old Dresser Into a TV Stand

 Dresser to Bathroom Vanity from Beneath My Heart

Old Dresser Used as Bathroom Vanity

Dresser Baby Change Table by Turned to Design

Coral Dresser Baby Change Table

Craft Closet Office by Liz Marie Blog

Craft Closet Office Using Old Dresser for Storage

Dresser Converted to Project Table by Nicole Samuels

Ideas for Repurposing an Old Dresser - Project Table by Nicole Samuels

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!

You may also want to see how I created a bar cart using a baby change table and a coat hanger using vintage shutters. There are so many ways to transform old items into something new.

Looking for more creative storage ideas? Check out my organizing board on Pinterest.

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Enjoy your day!

Shauna at Satori Design for Living Blog - Home Decor, DIY, Vintage Finds, Recipes

One Comment

  1. Great round-up of inspiration, Shauna. I’m with you – I really like the interesting details on your dresser and am looking forward to seeing how it turns out!

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