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20+ Fabulous DIY Ideas and Tutorials to Transform an Old Dresser

DIY Ideas and Tutorials to Transform Old Dresser

Dressers can be transformed and repurposed in many different ways, if you have dresser that you don’t need necessarily or less than desirable, try to repurpose it. Here are more than 10 fabulous and creative ways to get you inspired and transform your unwanted dresser into something new and more useful.

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1.Turn Dresser into a Stylish Desk

If you are seasoned or handy enough on wood work, this might be just the challenge you’re looking for. Remove a few drawers and the bottom support on one side of the dresser, and you’ve got a desk. It’ll take a bit of finish work to get it from dresser with a big hole to this stylish desk, but the result is worthy.DIY Ideas and Tutorials to Transform Old Dresser7

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Dresser turned into a desk. (Tutorial: Thrifty & Chic)

2. Turn Dresser into a TV stand

If you feel your dresser is too old or out of date and feel so odd standing in your modern room, try to move some drawers, sand and paint into a new entertainment center for a new furniture addition for your living room.

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Dresser turned TV stand makeover. (Tutorial: At the Parks)

3. Turn a dresser into a bathroom vanity.

If you’re tired of your plain builder-grade bathroom vanity, add character to your bathroom by searching Craigslist, garage sales, and flea markets for an antique dresser. Cut a hole for the sink, re-work the top drawers and the back panel to make room for the plumbing, and you’re well on your way to a custom look for your bathroom.

DIY Ideas and Tutorials to Transform Old Dresser1Dresser turned into a bathroom vanity. (Tutorial: An Oregon Cottage)

4. Turn a dresser into a bench.

Remove the top of the dresser and the top drawers, you will have a sided bench with seating storage.  Add some plywood for a seat, a comfy cushion, and you’ve got extra seating for your entryway, front porch, or room.

DIY Ideas and Tutorials to Transform Old Dresser2Dresser turned into a bench. (Tutorial: My Repurposed Life)

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Another dresser into a bench. (Tutorial: Photo Kapi)

5. Turn the dresser drawers into unique wall shelves

You may transformed your dresser into something new, with extra drawers remained, or you fell the blank spot on the wall is in need of some shelves. Make full use of these dresser drawers.DIY Ideas and Tutorials to Transform Old Dresser16

Dresser drawers into wall shelves. (Tutorial:Shades Of Grey)

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6. Turn a dresser into a bookshelf.

Remove the drawers, add plywood or MDF to create shelves where needed, and you have a cute little bookshelf. You can keep one or two of the drawers, or remove all of the drawers to create more shelves depending on your need.

DIY Ideas and Tutorials to Transform Old Dresser6ADresser turned bookshelf. (Tutorial: The Inadvertent Farmer)

7. Turn a dresser into a baby changing table

Simply paint the dresser any color you like, and add a cushy pad on top to create a changing table for your little ones. No tools and no assembly required.

DIY Ideas and Tutorials to Transform Old Dresser9Dresser used as a baby changing table. (Photo credie: Honey & Fitz)

8. Turn the dresser into bed foot board

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With the same idea as baby changing table, turn dresser into foot board with painting only.

9. Turn a dresser into a television console

Dressers can be the perfect size and height for a flat screen television console. Remove the top drawers and create shelves for players and storage.

DIY Ideas and Tutorials to Transform Old Dresser8Dresser turned into a flat screen television console. (Tutorial:  Addicted 2 Decorating)

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DIY Dresser turned into TV Console by Move a layer of drawer only. (Tutorial: Domestic Super Hero)

 10. Turn a dresser into a kitchen island

Replace the top of your dresser with marble, granite, or butcher block, pretty up the back with some paint and other details and you have a unique kitchen island with storage.

DIY Ideas and Tutorials to Transform Old Dresser10Dresser turned into a kitchen island. (Tutorial: Little Green Notebook)

11. Turn a dresser into labeled basket storage

Simply remove dresser drawers and replace with smaller baskets. Label your baskets for maximum organization. A perfect idea for  craft room or play room.DIY Ideas and Tutorials to Transform Old Dresser11Dresser transformed into labeled basket storage. (Photo credit: In My Own Style)

12. Turn dresser into Lego tabel

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Replace all the drawer by adding lego nubs for kids lego storage. (Tutorial: My Repurpose Life)

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13.  Turn a dresser into a cat litter box container.

If you have cats in your home, this is a great solution is to turn the dresser into a out-of-the-way hiding place for the litter box, with side entry for your feline to access the loo. DIY Ideas and Tutorials to Transform Old Dresser13Dresser turned into a cat litter box container. (Tutorial: Recaptured Charm)

14. Turn a dresser into shelf litter box hideaway

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15. Turn a dresser into a pet bed and night stand

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Dresser Into a Pet Bed and Nightstand. (Tutorial : DIY Net Work)

16.Turn a dresser into a hidden dog bowls

Hate the way your pup’s dishes look on the floor? You can creatively stash them away in an old dresser drawer! DIY Ideas and Tutorials to Transform Old Dresser15

Dresser into Pet Feeding Hutch. (Photo credit: Freshome)

17. Turn a dresser into a Doorway Table

DIY Ideas and Tutorials to Transform Old Dresser - Dresser to Entryway TableA dresser into entryway table would be nice for entry organization. (Tutorial Via: Two It Yourself)

18. Turn a dresser into a garden planter box or container garden.

You can turn a dresser into a planter or container garden by cutting a hole in the top to plant your veggies, herbs or flowers in the top drawers, and then open the middle and bottom drawers so that they’re staggered for more planting space.

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Dresser turned into a planter box or container garden. (Tutorial: Hubpages)

19. Turn a dresser into a garden potting bench

A dresser gives you plenty of storage for your gardening tools, too. Remove a drawer or two to create shelves for your pots and potting soil. And if you’d like to keep it outside, paint it with exterior paint for maximum durability.DIY Ideas and Tutorials to Transform Old Dresser12Dresser turned into a garden potting bench. (Tutorial: Jarden Designs)

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