How to Upcycle Your Dresser

Give your dresser a DIY makeover

Angi Staff
Written by Angi Staff
Updated December 17, 2019
Difficulty

Easy

Simple project; big impact.

Time to complete

45 minutes

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  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. 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. 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. 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.

    Angi Tip

    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. 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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