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Upcycle Your Dresser

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WHY DO THIS?


Dresser drawers can hold more than t-shirts and tube socks. Instead of tossing an old, worn-out dresser or passing on a shabby thrift-store find, transform it! With a little creativity, your dresser can easily become a baby-changing table, a kitchen island and even a flower garden. Plus, dressers offer storage solutions for small spaces. Here are five great dresser-transformation ideas.

45 MINUTES
MEDIUM

How To:

  1. 1

    Bench. If you remove the top of the dresser and all of the drawers, you’re left with a perfectly sized seat. Add plywood and some cushions, and you’re ready to sit!

  2. 2

    Kitchen island. If you replace the top of your dresser with marble, granite or a butcher block, then you have a kitchen island with an incredible amount of storage! This project works best if your dresser stands at the same level as your countertops.

  3. 3

    Baby-changing table. This transformation is simple and great for mid-sized dressers. Place a cushy pad on top of the dresser, and it’s now a baby-changing table! Use the drawers below for nursery storage.

  4. 4

    Garden planter box. Empty drawers make beautiful planter boxes. Simply cut a hole in the top of your dresser to add a plant to the top drawer. For more planting space, open the other drawers so that they’re staggered. Note: It’s a good idea to line your drawers with garbage bags and drill a few drainage holes through the wood and the plastic. This will help keep your plants alive!

  5. 5

    Bathroom vanity. If you’re redoing a bathroom, consider placing your sink in an old dresser. You’ll add storage space and character to your bathroom.

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