How to Repaint Furniture | The Painted Dresser Project

How to repaint a dresser

Ready for a fun before-and-after project? A boring Craigslist dresser is transformed into a vision of blue beauty, in just 10 steps! There is a right way to to achieve a great finish on a painted dresser, and there is certainly a wrong way, too. Sure, you could just slap on a coat of paint and call it a day, but impatience and rushing through the repainting process means sloppy results. However, we're here to share our careful step-by-step process, and to make sure you get it right the first time around so your Craigslist finds can shine!             Continue Reading

How to Fold Everything in Your Dresser

How to fold everything in your dresser

There's nothing quite like the frustration of trying to find a shirt in a dresser drawer packed full of balled up clothes. There's no order, and everything is kind of just shoved in there. While it may be tempting to just close up your dresser drawers when they start to get chaotic, being able to have everything nicely folded and visible will make getting ready in the morning a million times easier. So, rather than just tossing that tee in the back of the drawer, fold it properly the first time so you can find it when you need it.  Continue Reading

15 IKEA Bedroom Hacks to Try this Season

IKEA is always a good choice for inexpensive furniture, and many of its furniture and home decor accessories make great bases for DIY projects. Are you planning to revamp your bedroom this season? Even if you're not, you're going to love these IKEA bedroom hacks that make basic products look like brand new, unique pieces!


Photo by ICH Designer

1. Use a child's bed slat to make a stylish but functional wall organizer for hanging baskets, magazines and more!  Continue Reading

67 Furniture “Before and Afters” That’ll Totally Inspire You

I love a good before-and-after, don't you? There's so much satisfaction in taking a sad roadside find or cheap garage sale rescue and totally transforming it into something new and different. We've rounded up some of our favorite furniture makeovers to inspire you to either start that upholstery project, get out the spray paint, or hit up this weekend's local yard sale scene. From dressers to dining tables, here are some of our favorite furniture makeovers.            Continue Reading

Before and After: A Trashed Roadside Find Becomes A Glam Deco Desk

before and after deco dresser
Photo: Goodwill Glam

Is the idea of a furniture makeover daunting to you? Do you live to DIY? Or would you rather just buy? Sometimes when I see a piece of furniture on a curb or at a thrift store, it looks like it’s in too bad of shape to make it over, but this before and after is proof that a little elbow grease works! I especially love the deco design up top!      


before and after deco dresser
Photo: Goodwill Glam

This dresser was pretty trashed with old artwork, stickers, and water damage in the drawers. Continue Reading

Before and After: Plain Dresser Becomes Chic Mid-Century Modern Piece

dresser makeoverWhen it comes to refinishing furniture, I would sometimes rather paint than stain. It seems like the lesser of two evils, but I may have to change my tune after seeing how great this dresser looked using the two methods!     

 dresser makeoverMuch better, don’t you think? The stained drawers add a perfect pop and the legs and hardware create more subtle hints of mid-century-mod. To view more pics, visit Visual Heart!

Before and After: Vintage Dresser & Matching Highboy by [Visual Heart]

Before and After: A Leather & Brass IKEA Dresser Hack

diy ikea rast hack

I say it every time, but I love how creative you can be with IKEA furniture. IKEA goodies are usually pretty basic with simple lines leaving you, the one with the imagination, to work with it and change it how you see fit. This dresser is no exception! I love the many combos I’ve seen and this might be my new fave!      

 diy ikea rast hack

Right? RIGHT?!? The color. The brass corner brackets. The leather behind the drawer pulls. Continue Reading

Make It: Modern IKEA Sidetable With A Wood-Stained Twist

Confession: I love IKEA furniture. I love that it’s affordable. I love that it’s modern. And I love that it can get an easy makeover to become a custom piece of furniture!      


Check out the latest IKEA hack over on The Sweetest Occasion. Cyd took their basic Rask Shelf and turned it into a rustic, yet modern, sidetable that I’m in love with! Visit The Sweetest Occasion for the full tutorial. 

DIY IKEA Rast Hack by [The Sweetest Occasion]

A Tale of Two Dressers: An Incredible Double Dresser IKEA Hack

The Rast dresser from IKEA, with its untreated pine and minimalist lines, is common fodder for DIY furniture makeovers. This version, though, takes the Rast to a whole new level — times two!       

With some creative hacking, decorative molding, and a few playful pops of color, Katalin from the Hungarian blog Little House gave two Rast dressers an unbelievable (and nearly unrecognizable) makeover. Check out how she did it right here*!

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Before and After: A Playful, Budget-Friendly Dresser Makeover

Ah, the ubiquitous IKEA Malm Dresser. This simple piece of furniture is the perfect blank canvas for a colorful and quirky makeover!      

Fun, right?! Before you think that painting all those details would be completely tedious and time-consuming, you can breathe a sigh of relief. This playful dresser gets its charm from plain old stickers! Check it out on Pinja Colada.

(I couldn’t find a source for this sticker set, but you could easily cut your own shapes from contact paper. Continue Reading