Photo Credit: Ciburbanity
Metallic Magnetic Dresser
Connie from Salvage Savvy used three coats of magnetic paint to create this cool, industrial-looking dresser for her son, but it's her secret weapon, Rub ‘n Buff, that helped give it this perfectly aged metallic look. The coolest part? Your kids can use magnets on the drawers to label what belongs where.
Get the how-to details at salvagesavvy.com
A Girl and a Brush
Blogger Denise from A Girl and a Brush shares her secret to getting these perfect nautical stripes: Frog Tape and Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. Newly painted pulls add the final detail to make this dresser ship-shape.
Get the how-to details at agirlandabrush.net
Dinosaur Drawer Handles
The Misadventures of the Wolf Pack
Make any painted dresser extra special with these adorable (and surprisingly elegant) dinosaur drawer pulls. Heather at The Misadventures of the Wolf Pack filled cut toys with spray foam to make them sturdy enough the open drawers, then painted them to make them look sleek and modern. Don't worry if your kid's not into dinos -- Heather's tutorial can help you turn any small toy into a handle.
Get the how-to details at themisadventuresofthewolfpack.blogspot.com
Chase the Star
Talk about a home run-hack: This subway lettering-style baseball dresser is just the thing to finish off a baseball-themed room -- or any sports room, for that matter. Barbara from Chase the Star first painted the drawer fronts in pale gray, then applied vinyl letters and painted over the whole thing in red. Intentional overlapping -- and light sanding -- of the letters give it that cool, vintage look. Score!
Get the how-to details at diyinspired.com
Never a Dull Day
Best auntie ever? Meg from Never a Dull Day spent 32 hours painting this dresser set for her new nephew, using her own freehand illustration and embellishing the image with a surprising tool: a Sharpie pen! If you're up to the challenge, Meg’s tutorial can help. (And if not? We're betting stencils would work, too.)
Get the how-to details at megschmitt-neveradullday.blogspot.com
Mod Podged Dresser
Chris Gardner, editor-in-chief of Curbly and ManMade, updated this dresser with cute, modern patterned paper and several coats of Mod Podge and polyurethane finish. The result: an intricate-looking dresser with minimal labor. Even better, you can get his expert how-to tips in a great video tutorial.
Get the how-to details at curbly.com
Colorful Painted Dresser
Sophia from Hushbound created this bright, sorbet-colored dresser without spending a fortune on paint. How? She used Behr's sampler sizes -- and then covered each painted drawer front with a coat of clear, glossy paint finish. Brilliant!
Get the how-to details at hushbound.wordpress.com.
This cool painted dresser is number one! (And two, and three...) KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms printed out numbers in different fonts and sizes, traced them onto the dresser, and then painted in the outlines with acrylic craft paint. We think it'd look amazing with letters, as well.
Get the how-to details at thistlewoodfarms.com.
Cozy Cottage Cute
A different take on numbering, this dresser has an industrial, vintage vibe. Sarah at Cozy. Cottage. Cute. distressed this piece of furniture to perfection by painting a gray base coat and two top coats of white, then delicately sanding. The 3D numbers are stick-on house numbers, so they're easy to add.
Get the how-to details at cozycottagecute.com.
This dresser DIY from Finnish blogger Pinja at Pinja Colada couldn’t be simpler. Just attach stickers from rolls to a clean, plain dresser to create a clean but fun look. All you need is a moderately steady hand!
Get the how-to details at pinjacolada.blogspot.com
Gradient paint colors + herringbone pattern = this amazing dresser from Charlotte from Ciburbanity. By starting in the middle of each drawer, she taped off a perfect herringbone pattern, and then painted it in colors she mixed herself to match her kids' room. Color us impressed.
Get the how-to details at ciburbanity.com.
The Design Pages
Boring Ikea dresser no more: Carol from The Design Pages transformed this simple bureau with a coat of blue paint and some O’verlays -- decorative fretwork panels that are self-adhesive and a snap to install. So easy!
Get the how-to details at thedesignpages.blogspot.com.