We have some old drawers that have been sitting in our garage for the last couple of years, they are in need of upcycling but I had put that project in the too hard basket until now. If you have drawers in need of a make over, this list of 8 ways to upcycle a chest of drawers, will help to inspire you. The difference between the before and after photos are incredible!
When it comes to upcycling furniture there are so many different ways to do it! The results can differ greatly even when using the same technique. Take stenciling, for example, the stencil used will make a huge difference in the finished product. We love this cool sunflower stencil, equally we love this set of six stencils but using one from the other will totally differ the look and feel of the furniture upcycle. These 8 ways to upcycle a chest of drawers doesn’t just cover stenciling, it also includes great techniques such as decoupage, Ombré, and texture. We are sure that you will find a style to suit your upcycle here!
8 Ways to Upcycle A Chest of Drawers
1. Stenciled Chest of Drawers
Stenciling your chest of drawers is a simple way of upcycling your draws and gives an impressive result. This Indian inlay stenciled chest of drawers is quite complicated because of the use of different colors and different stencils but you can achieve a similar but simpler look by using only two different colors.
2. Diy Wood Shim Dresser
Why not upcycle a chest of drawers into something that looks expensive and is stylish with this wood shim technique. Wood shims are stained before being glued onto the existing drawers. How simple is that!
3. Mirror Front Dresser
If you had have told me that sticking mirrors on a dresser was a good idea I would have doubted you but this looks incredible! This is such a big transformation and I love the color used. Click here for the full tutorial.
4. Ombré Diy Drawers
The ombré effect has been around and very popular on many things for a while (think hair, walls, clothes and even cakes) so it is no surprise to see it on furniture. This would be a great look for a child’s bedroom and is much more interesting than one solid color. Follow this link to find out how to create this look.
5. Decoupage Dresser
Decoupage is the art of decorating an object with glued paper cutouts and then sealing with varnish. The result looks like an amazing piece of painted artwork. Martha Stewart has more information on this interesting technique.
6. Lace Dresser
Such a feminine pretty look which is achieved by placing lace onto the drawers and then spraying with paint. Click here to find out more.
7. Striped Upcycle Chest Of Drawers
Restoration Redoux has upcycled a drab brown antique into this fresh white and pink striped chest of drawers. My girls would absolutely adore this!
8. Diy Textured Chest Of Drawers
Upcycle a chest of drawers using textured wallpaper which is then painted over. Using wallpaper is a great way to upcycle furniture and Girl In The Garage has really taken it to the next level using this technique on a chest of drawers.
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