Ok, does anyone besides me LOVE a good thrift store dresser? Find one with good bones, and you have the chassis to a bunch of great DIY repurposed dresser ideas! More than just a repaint and new knobs, these dresser ideas show you how creative bloggers can take a simple piece of furniture, and turn it into a unique piece! Yea. I know. These are totally cool, and totally doable. It’s a Goodwill day for me!


Repurposed Dresser Ideas

My Repurposed Life‘ did just that… she repurposed a dresser into an awesome hallway table! This looks like something you could get at Pottery Barn, and she started with an old dresser and a great idea. Lots of photos and can we just say, that color? Gotta love Navy blue with gold!


Ok, this is awesome. ‘Lovely Etc.‘ took a dresser and repurposed it into a bathroom vanity! This is stunning, and has such character! You don’t need to use an old dresser for this idea either. You would still add personality and save money even if you bought a new piece for this vanity project.


Have an old dresser but it isn’t sturdy enough to repurpose? Turn the drawers into this adorable dog bed with this tutorial from ‘DIY Showoff‘! This is a brilliant idea to upcycle what you can save from your thrift store dresser. Would work as a cat bed too, BTW!


Can you believe this old dresser idea? ‘Kenya Rae‘ repurposed her piece into this lovely buffet for her dining room. It has storage, and is a stylish piece that no one would believe was a throw away. Check out her instructions for making your own.


HGTV‘ took an old dresser and repurposed it into gorgeous living room storage. They used it for board games, but you could even use this as a sideboard in your dining space. They walk you through it step by step. Lots of reward for a little elbow grease! That color is life changing!


Corey at ‘Sawdust 2 Stitches‘ knows how to make repurposed furniture, and nothing scares her. Check out her tutorial on how she took this $5 garage sale dresser, and turned it into this amazing DIY apothecary cabinet. Her photos take you through step by step on how she did it. This looks like an expensive piece from RH or PB to me… LOVE!



Our next project is from sisters Melissa and Stephanie at ‘Two It Yourself”. They made this amazing dresser drawer to bedroom storage box project… but be sure to stop by their post, and see what awesome thing they did with the rest of the old dresser!

Repurpose a Thrift Store Dresser


Lastly, Alicia at ‘Thrifty and Chic‘, (Y’all know her, we have featured her great projects before!) made this thrift store dresser makeover into a desk, and shares a great tutorial with us. I would LOVE, love, love to have this in my office. I adore the fabric backing she made too!


So, have you pulled those old dressers out of the garage, or are you stalking Craigslist right now? If you enjoyed our post on Repurposed Dresser Makeovers and Ideas, also visit our post on Thrift Store Furniture Makeovers! Then go over to our sister site OhMeOhMy and check out our post on DIY TV Stands and DIY Dresser Makeovers! Or for outdoors, check out our DIY Potting Benches over at TGG!

Image Credits: HGTV, My Repurposed Life, Lovely Etc., DIY Showoff, Kenya Rae, Two It Yourself

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  1. Rainbow ? January 5, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Like ? a few repurposed ideas ? others not so great ?. Just researching information & thinking about my forth coming creation soon.

  2. ankit kumar March 21, 2020 at 1:05 am

    Thank you for sharing this information which is all about Repurposed Dresser it’s helpful for me. I will apply this information to my home.


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