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10 DIY painted dressers

Upcycle a favorite old dresser or Craigslist find by giving it a brand new paint job. While you're at it, get creative with fun and funky designs like ombre, herringbone and ikat.

Geometric painted midcentury dresser

10 DIY painted dressers

Add drama without sacrificing the natural wood beauty of a gorgeous midcentury dresser by painting a geometric pattern on just a portion of the piece.

Ombre painted dresser

10 DIY painted dressers

A painted dresser like this coral bureau is the perfect DIY project to try your hand at the ombre trend. Simply use a paint sample card to choose graduated tints of the same color (Etsy, $289).

Contemporary painted dresser

10 DIY painted dressers

Artist Zoe Murphy puts her creative mark on upcycled textiles and furniture like this colorful piece.

Union Jack painted dresser

10 DIY painted dressers

Replace the usual red, white and blue with a Union Jack of a different hue.
Here, pink, white and orange make a bold statement.

Bone inlay-inspired painted dresser

10 DIY painted dressers

Turn an ordinary Ikea dresser into a work of art with stencils like
the bone inlay-inspired design you see here.

Ikat design painted dresser

10 DIY painted dressers

You can't get enough ikat? Freehand-paint this stunning design
onto the drawers of your favorite shabby dresser or accent table.

Gold dip-dyed painted dresser

10 DIY painted dressers

Give a modern update to cabriole leg furniture by accenting the legs
and lower trim with a standout color like the gold used here.

Herringbone pattern painted dresser

10 DIY painted dressers

Tired of chevron? Try painting on a herringbone pattern instead for a fresh look.

Elephant silhouette painted dresser

10 DIY painted dressers

Give the baby's dresser a splash of style by painting on an oversize animal silhouette.

Geometric stenciled dresser

10 DIY painted dressers

A small repeating geometric pattern creates serious dresser drama.

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