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10 Ways to Refresh Old Dresser


Refresh Old Dresser

Dressers are an essential part of the furniture of every home. Most of them are quite simple and boring. But there are many ways to give an individual style of the ordinary furniture. In this article we will present you 10 easy ways to refresh old dresser and to give him a new charm.

Paint the old dresser

The easiest way to refresh the old furniture is to paint. The paintwork will hide defects and the furniture will easily fit into the style of your interior. You can paint the entire dresser in one color or use two colors – one for the base and another for drawers that will make it more effective than a decorative standpoint.

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Use template for old dressers

By using template, you will give more geometric art and decoration of the old dresser.

Replace the drawers

Another opportunity to refresh old dresser is by replacing drawers. Replace them with other drawers, wicker baskets, even old suitcases that will add vintage look to your dresser.

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Remove the drawers

You can remove the drawers, not to replace them with something else. In that way your dresser will look like a library and will provide a great opportunity to expose your favorite items.

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Transform the dresser in an accent

If you want a dresser, that catches the eye at first glance, use bright colors and surprising elements. For example, you can paint the whole dresser in bold saturated shade then add geometric or floral pattern on the drawer partially or another part of the dresser.

Transform a dresser into a bench

If you do not need a large dresser you can turn it into a bench and to keep the lower drawers. Remove the upper part of the dresser, add soft pillows for seating and keep the side walls.

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Transform a dresser with wallpaper

If you want a really impressive design, without painting, refresh the old dresser with wallpaper.

Create ombre effect

The large number of drawers is a great opportunity to create a ombre effect using paint with different intensity. Choose a color that will match to the rest of the room and just paint the drawers, each next one shade lighter than the previous.

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Drawers with labels

If you share a dresser with other family members, you can label the drawers or paint them in black. This is particularly useful for dressers in the hall.

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Transform dresser into something else

You can use old dresser as a kitchen island or bathroom cabinet. Be creative and you will see that the possibilities are endless.

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