20 Easy DIY Dresser and Makeover Ideas (2023)

When it comes to dressers, why buy when you can DIY? Check out these easy DIY Dresser ideas and unbelievable dresser makeovers to get inspired!

Dressers… everyone needs them, right? Unless you have abundant closet space (instead of the small L-shaped walk-in closet that we have) or you live a minimalist lifestyle with not many clothes, you probably need a dresser in your bedroom.

Dressers are also extremely useful in baby’s and kid’s rooms for all of their little clothes. Dressers can even double as changing tables in nurseries, which allow you to organize all of your diaper changing supplies in the top drawer.

You can also use dressers outside of the bedroom. Like a home coffee station in your kitchen or dining room or as a TV stand in your living room.

But just like most things in life… when it comes to dressers, why buy, when you can DIY?

So that’s why I’ve rounded up some of my favorite DIY dresser ideas – along with other dresser makeovers. From brand new dresser builds to thrift store finds that needed a paint makeover, these are definitely bound to inspire you to DIY your next dresser!

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Modern DIY Dresser Console

The design of this modern DIY dresser was based on a piece of trim and the dresser was built to incorporate that trim. Cut out drawer handles make this piece streamlined and modern.

It ended up as a vanity in the end, but wouldn't you love to have this beauty in your bedroom? Read more to get the plans to build your own.

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DIY 3 Drawer Dresser

A small 3 drawer DIY dresser is perfect for a kid's room. The drawers are made using 3/4" plywood and the bottom is attached using wood glue and finish nails.

I love the natural finish and those black matte drawer pulls give it a modern look. Read more to find out how to make your own.

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How To Build a DIY Dresser

This DIY dresser is a beast and you'd spend a fortune if you went out and bought one like it.

The cove style trim gives it a finished look and the drawer pulls are simple, but elegant. Build your own 9 drawer dresser with the plans and tutorial.

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PB Teen-Inspired Dresser

This rustic DIY dresser looks like it was made from reclaimed would, but guess what? I won't spoil the surprise, but you can find out how to get the look by reading more about this rustic PB teen-inspired dresser.

This dresser is built to last and the different style drawer pulls give it a unique look.

I love the detail of the drawer fronts on this DIY dresser. They are made using walnut veneer and the Cricut Maker 3.

In case you didn't know, you can cut some types of wood using a Cricut Maker and it takes this small dresser to a whole new level.

You can use this as a dresser or a nightstand. Read more to learn how to build your own.

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Modern Dresser From Plywood and 2x4s

Built using plywood and 2x4s, this mid-century modern style dresser is an easy beginner project.

You can finish it by staining or painting it and it will be the perfect dresser for your bedroom. Check out the legs! Read more for the plans to build your own.

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DIY Wooden Dresser

Two Ikea Ivars and some modifications and this DIY dresser is perfect for housing a TV for the bedroom.

The bottom of the dresser is reinforced with metal braces to help carry the weight of the TV. Read more to see the modifications and make your own.

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DIY Rustic Dresser

Made using plywood and poplar the finish and drawer pulls give this DIY dresser a rustic look. It has 6 deep drawers and the center section has 3 shelves that are perfect for storage.

Maybe a place for shoes or bins to hold scarves or men's hats? Read more to learn how to build your own.

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5 Drawer Dresser Changing Table

A five-drawer dresser that does double duty as a changing table in a nursery is a must-have. While they're still little the top drawers are great for diapers and supplies.

Then as they get older it's easy to transition to clothing. I love the beadboard used horizontally to give it a planked look.

This DIY dresser is definitely one that can grow with them and last for years. Read more to build your own.

DIY Dresser Makeovers

Do you have a dresser you want to makeover? Building from scratch may not be in your wheelhouse, but these DIY dresser makeovers probably are.

Peel and Stick Wallpaper On Dresser Drawers

This peel and stick wallpaper was the perfect addition to the sides of our vintage dresser drawers.

I love the pops of color we added to our boring dresser drawers with wallpaper. If you're craving more color consider adding wallpaper to the side of the drawers!

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Applique IKEA Hemnes Dresser Hack

Give your Ikea Hemnes dresser a high-end detail for less using applique panels and paint.

The appliques can be attached easily to the draw fronts using Gorilla glue for a dresser makeover that looks high-end and glam.

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Vintage Dresser Makeover

A simple paint job can transform anything, am I right? Wood gets scuffed and scratched over time so if you're looking at your old wood dresser, thinking I can't paint over real wood, just do it!

A fresh coat of paint in the color of your choice will bring that vintage dresser back to life. The white paint even accentuates the curves on this vintage dresser.

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How To Update A Dresser In 3 Steps!

Add a fun detail to your dresser makeover by spray painting the drawer pulls and adding a wood detail to the drawers.

There are all sorts of ways to add detail to a dresser, but these fun star shapes painted to match the drawer pulls are the perfect finishing touch to this dresser makeover.

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Laminate Dresser Makeover

You have to see the before of this guy to really appreciate how far it's come with some elbow grease and paint.

Painting laminate furniture and making the paint stick is easy if you do it the right way. Read more for all the tips and tricks for painting laminate furniture so you can makeover your own dresser.

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Updated Drawer Pulls

Sometimes new paint or stain isn't necessary. When you find the perfect piece in the style you love, you don't have to give it a complete overhaul.

The style and look it has is what drew you to it in the first place. Simply updating the drawer pulls on a dresser can completely change the look.

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Diy Ombre Dresser

You don't have to buy three different paint colors to do an ombre dresser makeover. Start with the color you love on the bottom and it's a simple tweak to the paint to get the effect for the top two drawers.

You can do this with any color to customize a dresser in a boy's or a girl's bedroom. Read more for tips to paint an ombre finish.

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DIY Yellow Fluted TARVA Dresser

Fluted detail is popping up everywhere, it's an accent detail that has a classic look. You can buy fluted panels to do this or you can use 3/4" pine trim to create the look for less.

A rich paint color and modern drawer pulls give this piece a high-end look without spending high-end money. Read more to learn how to add a fluted detail to your dresser.

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Beautiful Dresser Makeover

Removing paint, adding new legs, and adding a faux metal inlay really change the look of these dressers.

I love the two-toned look of natural wood against a dark paint color. The faux metal inlay really gives them a unique look. Read more to learn how to add the faux metal inlay to your dresser makeover.

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Ikea Tarva Dresser Makeover

Add a wood detail to your Ikea Tarva dresser by cutting a design out of poplar boards.

It's a quick and easy update that will give your plain jane Ikea dresser a custom look. Paint it the color of your choice and add drawer pulls to complete the look you want.

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MCM Dresser Makeover

Here is another dresser makeover that you have to see the original to fully appreciate the finished look. The two-toned look of this dresser makeover gives it that classic mid-century modern look.

Want to know what kind of wood is used on the top? Head over and find out. Just a little hint...it's really not what you think.

Which of these DIY dresser ideas is your favorite?

Let us know in the comments below!

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