Four Ways You Can Quickly Update an Old Dresser

In any bedroom, the dresser is more than just a functional piece of furniture. It can also be a major focal point for the space, setting the tone and influencing the overall vibe and look of the room. Is it time to update your dresser? If so, given the high cost of new, quality furniture, this might be a cost that is outside your budget. Fortunately, there are some low-cost updates you can perform to transform your dresser.

Update the Hardware

If you really want to update the look of your dresser, consider updating the hardware. Pulls and knobs are available in varying finishes, colors, shapes, and sizes. When choosing hardware, think outside the box. For example, if you're updating the hardware for a dresser shared by your children, how about selecting pulls that coordinate with the first letter of their names to help label which drawers belong to whom.

Create a Stripe Design

Painting an entire dresser can be very time-consuming if you do it right. If you don't have patience, you can still update the color of your dresser. How about a stripe design? If you don't want to paint the entire dresser, adding a few stripes on one side of the dresser can add some spunk, make the dresser look custom and even add a pop of color to the room. Simple choose your favorite colors, the right paint, some tape and you're ready to go.

Add Feet

Consider adding some feet to your dresser. This simple addition can make an inexpensive dresser look expensive almost instantly. Feet are available in a variety of designs and materials and you can even purchase feet in unfinished wood, allowing you to finish or paint them in your desired style. In addition to giving the dresser a new look, adding feet can make a short dresser, taller, so that it is more easily accessible.

Install Liners

If you're somewhat satisfied with your dresser, but just want a quick, minor enhancement, liners are a great option. For this update, you can use contact paper or even wallpaper to line the base of the drawers. When you open the drawers, instead of a plain surface, you will see a pop of color. You can also use the option to update the front of the drawers for a more dramatic look.

When it comes to updating your dresser, creativity is the key. Be creative and choose a new design that is going to best compliment your space.