Furniture Revamp: 3 DIY Dresser Upgrades to Inspire

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Furniture shopping can be lots of fun — until you realize you can’t afford any of the things you want. I mean, $1000 for a dresser — are you kidding me?! That’s why I love DIY furniture revamps. You can make a fabulous piece of furniture on your own, for a fraction of the cost of a new item!

So put on your DIY warrior hats and check out these 3 DIY dresser upgrades from around the web that are sure to inspire a weekend project.

DIY Costume Closet
If mama’s little baby has grown into a big girl who loves to play dress up, we can’t even picture a better costume closet than this! Jennifer, of Rambling Renovators, and her husband transformed an old dresser into a one-of-a-kind costume closet with some paint, wrapping paper and a little imagination. Check out the DIY details on their blog.

Anthropologie Ordinal Dresser Knock Off
The ladies of The Real Housewives of Bucks County did an amazing job of transforming an old dresser into an Anthropologie Ordinal Dresser knock off. Sure, this project may not be for a DIY beginner — there’s a lot of sanding and wood cutting involved — but it certainly seems worth the hassle! Check out the DIY details on their blog.

DIY Union Jack Painted Dresser
This project almost made Sheridan French, of The Southern Eclectic,jump in front of a bus — taping a straight line for painting, on a dresser with lots of grooves like this one, can be a pain — but we think the end result looks fabulous. I love the color combination! Try your hand at a Union Jack design and paint your old dresser into a beautiful focal point for the nursery. Check out the DIY details on her blog.


Would you like to see your DIY project  featured on Chic & Cheap Nursery? Shoot us an email with an image of your project, with DIY PROJECT as your email subject, to contact [at] chiccheapnursery [dot] com.

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About Nicole @ Chic & Cheap Nursery

Nicole is the founder/editor of and mom of a 6-year-old princess. She has a B.A. in Architecture and a passion for design—nursery design to be precise!


  1. That costume closet is sooo adorable! I can see a little diva being just thrilled to have her own “dressing room”.

  2. I love that custom dress-up closet. My friend did something like that for her daughter Mya. She even put mirrors and hooks on the outside. It was so cute. I wonder if I could do something like this for my little guy…if he ever wants to play dress up!

  3. Thanks for including my costume closet in this roundup! Happy new year!

  4. Thanks for including our Anthro dresser! We love it and it works great in my sons room. :)

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