10 DIY Dresser Projects With Outstanding Results

A dresser is not exactly a very exciting piece of furniture but you’d be surprised at how many ways there are to make it stand out and even turn it into a focal point for the room. There are two main roads you can take: build a new dresser from scratch or give your old one a makeover to make it pop. If you’d rather prefer it keeps a low profile, that’s wonderful too because if anything it makes the whole makeover process easier. Today we’re extremely excited to share with you ten cool ideas meant to give your dresser a fresh and stylish look. Select your favorite and start planning your next makeover project.

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This entire dresser was built from scratch which is pretty impressive on its own but the detail we’re most interesting in right now is the colorful design. Each drawer front is painted in an exciting color and the fact that the drawers also have different proportions helps to make this design look even more eye-catching. Check out the full tutorial if you’re interested in making your own retro rainbow wooden dresser.

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Handcrafted furniture pieces are unique, each enjoying a distinct look and lots of charm so, as you can imagine, building your own dresser would be a wonderful way of adding character to the bedroom. The design of the dresser can be simple as there’s no need for embellishments to make the piece stand out in this case. If you like this design right here, check out the plans on jenwoodhouse.

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One of the major advantages of crafting your own DIY dresser from scratch is that you can make it as big or as small as you want and you can choose the exact proportions so it fits perfectly in the space assigned to the project. We really enjoy the simple and modern design of this extra wide dresser and the fact that it can double as a TV stand for the bedroom. Check out the plans on ana-white.

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This stylish dresser has a patchwork design which looks amazing and on top of that it also has casters which make it super easy to move it around if needed. If you’re interested in building a similar dresser for yourself you can check out the plans on ana-white and if you’d prefer to give an existing dresser a makeover this project can also give you some ideas regarding the new design.

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This is both a dresser and a changing table, a perfect combo for the nursery room. You can design and build the entire piece by yourself if you follow the instructions featured on hertoolbelt. You could make adjustments and change the proportions if you want to, although we think this should be a good fit in most cases.

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If you want to you can definitely come up with an original design for your DIY dresser yourself but in most cases such projects are inspired by existing furniture pieces. For example, check out this beautiful dresser from shanty-2-chic which replicates a Pottery Barn design. It has two layers of drawers and an open shelf at the bottom and it looks exquisite.

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Assuming you know the basics of DIY furniture, perhaps you’d like to craft a dresser like this one which is featured on instructables. It has a simple and symmetrical design with some classic and traditional flair but a modern vibe overall. You can stain the wood or you can highlight its natural color. Painting the dresser is also an option.

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This crate dresser looks very nice too. It has a lot of rustic charm and it’s very storage-efficient too, with six big crate compartments and an extra long top which doubles as a shelf and display surface. We suggest considering reclaimed wood as the main material if you decide to take on this project. Check out sawdust2stitches for more details.

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Apart from looking elegant and having a strong and sturdy structure, this dresser stands out through its chic aesthetic too. The chevron pattern on the top drawers brings out the beauty in the design and the neutral color palette, turning something simple into something eye-catching and vibrant. Check out hertoolbelt to find out more about this project in case you’re looking for inspiration.

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The last DIY dresser project on today’s list comes from jenwoodhouse and shows the importance of the little details in the overall design and structure of a piece of furniture. In this case, the dresser is very simple and the only thing that makes it stand out is the design of the drawer fronts. Check out the full tutorial to find out how you can accomplish something similarly elegant. You can also choose to add other stylish features to your own dresser and even to include different colors in your design.