Update your dated or bland affordable dresser and transform it into something that is perfect for your dream bedroom with these easy do it yourself ideas.
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To provide ample storage for her master bedroom Danielle from Making It With Danielle used three of Ikea's Rast dressers side by side. To create the studded purple dresser all three dressers were painted in plum paint. Next a stencil for the studded trim was created by printing a rectangle with rounded corners, and this shape was then cut out. Next, the stencil was placed in the middle of each drawer and traced onto the drawers using a pencil. The studs were attached to the traced pattern using E600 glue, and the handles for the drawers were painted silver to match the silver studded trim.
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Pneumatic Addict updated her dated 1980s dresser by painting a herringbone pattern on the front of the drawers. To begin this do it yourself project the exterior of the dresser was painted using the Martha Stewart paint in pewter. To create the herringbone pattern the middle of the drawer was measured and marked with a pencil line, the 45 degree angled strips were created by taping every second stripe with painters tape. This process of alternating stripes was done above and below the horizontal line but in the reverse order. For the bottom section of the drawer with a tape line was done first followed by a line that would be painted, while the reverse was done for the top section of the drawer so it would start with a painted line followed by a taped line. All parts of the drawer that were not covered with painters tape were then painted to create the herringbone pattern. For more information on how to create the look visit Pneumatic Addict.
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Blissfully Domestic transformed a well-worn free dresser she was given by painting the entire dresser with Regent Metallic Silver Base paint by Ralph Lauren. Next, she attached pieces of mirror cut to size for the drawers, side, and top of the dresser and attached them with liquid nail glue. After the mirrored panels had dried new hardware pulls were added to complete the stunning mirror dresser that was made for $35.