Leather Belt Drawer Pulls

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Angela from Blue i Style was browsing furniture stores when she came across a gorgeous dresser with leather drawer pulls. She knew the $1,600 dresser was way too expensive and impractical for her toddler son’s bedroom. However, Angela also knew an IKEA Hemnes dresser would look great dressed up with leather hardware and created her […Read More]

Mid-Century Modern Dresser “Patchwork” Makeover

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Sarah from Funcycled planned to refinish a mid-century modern dresser and wanted to do something outside-the-box. She came across West Elm’s patchwork dresser and new it would be the perfect look for her dresser. Sarah and her husband got to work sanding the dresser, painting the box white, and then staining the drawers in a variety of finishes. I love the contrast of the crisp white paint and stain. This is such a fun, statement-making piece!

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From IKEA to West Elm Dresser Makeover

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Corinna from For My Love Of needed a real wood dresser for CHEAP. She didn’t want to wait around for one to materialize on Craigslist, so instead Corinna took the two-and-a-half hour trek to the nearest IKEA for their Rast Dresser. She doctored it up by gluing wood pieces on the drawer fronts to look just like the dresser she’d been eyeing from West Elm. Talk about a simple update!

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Wood Shim Dresser Makeover

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Holly, one of the crafty gals behind My Sister’s Suitcase and a contributor at Tatertots & Jello, is quick to admit that she has “West Elm taste on a thrift store budget.” It was their wood tile furniture that flipped Holly’s DIY switch and motivated her on to update her current dresser with wood shims. The shims facilitated the project, allowing Holly to work with only limited tools and avoid cutting a bunch of wood. You’ve got to check out the before pics to appreciate how Holly totally changed the look of her dresser from traditional to modern.

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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!

west elm knock off wood grain dresser

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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

Pottery Barn Wannabe After 2

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!

Pottery Barn Wannabe After 2

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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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