Varied Wood Stain Dresser

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This dresser from Erika at Retropolitan is such a beaut it’s hard to believe it was once a MAJOR eyesore. Like nasty peeling paint, tons of scratch and dents, and just plain old ugly! But Erika worked a miracle using some spray paint and wood veneers. The beauty of using veneers is that even a beat up piece can have a smooth, flawless wood finish without the grueling process of refinishing. And here’s the evidence to prove it!

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Wood Tile Dresser

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Last week I told you all that it was Knockoff Round over at East Coast Creative’s Creating with the Stars competition. I am so thrilled to announce my girl Amanda from Love and Renovations brought home the gold with her wood tiled dresser {Squuueeeaaal!}. Amanda already had her sights set on recreating West Elm’s dresser and succeeded in bringing it to life with a flea market find and a pile of wood tiles. Behold its awesomeness….

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Black Distressed Dresser

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Tami from Curb Alert answered a Freecycle ad for a dresser sight unseen and drove twenty to pick up her new acquisition. While it was hardly the dresser of her dreams, Tami still had visions of transforming it into a Pottery Barn-inspired black beauty with distressed edges. Trust me when I say that you’ve got to check out the before pics to appreciate Tami’s skills!

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White Painted Dresser

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It’s hard to believe much could come of a “dirty, smoky, beaten up, rickety old dresser” from the thrift store. That is… until Virginia from LiveLoveDIY got her hands on it! From the down and out dresser, Virginia created a knockoff with a similar look to her favorite Horchow dresser. It’s not to difficult to see why it’s one of her favorite pieces!

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Chalkboard Dresser

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This dresser from Connie at Sensible Redesign takes chalk art to a whole new level! After being inspired to make over an entire dresser with chalkboard paint, Connie added some festivity with chalk drawings similar to those seen in RH Baby & Child’s holiday catalog. This is a fun and easy way to change out your décor with the seasons or just when you are in the mood for something new.

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White and Wood Dresser

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While shopping at a local thrift store, Kate of Centsational Girl happened upon this little chest that was calling out for a makeover. She thought the piece would be perfect for her husband’s office and happily toted it home for twenty bucks. In order to preserve the beautiful wooden drawer fronts but cover up the [...Read More]

Union Jack Dresser

Those of you who have seen Miss Mustard Seed’s Union Jack dresser know it’s not something easily forgotten. Denise from A Girl and A Brush was inspired by this popular dresser to paint one of her own. Denise says, “There is something about a Union Jack that makes you feel drawn to it automatically. For [...Read More]

Two-Tone Stenciled Dresser

Kristi May from KrisKraft scored a “dark, beat-up, ugly dresser” from the Goodwill for only $12 and turned it into a gorgeous Anthro-inspired piece for her son’s room. The transformation involved refinishing the drawer fronts in a dark walnut, painting and distressing the dresser frame, and then lightly stenciling numbers onto the drawer fronts. I [...Read More]