Ideas for Repurposing Old Dressers

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Dressers come in handy when it comes to storing your clothing and other personal items. However, just like with other types of furniture, dressers can get old and out of style. If you have an old dresser that you don’t really need but don’t really want to part with it just yet, the good news is that there are a lot of ways in which you can repurpose this piece of furniture.

Here are some ideas that you can do if you have an old dresser that you want to reuse.

  1. Sofa or entry table. If you are good with using power tools and have knowledge on handicrafts, transforming your old dresser into a sofa or entry table is worth considering. With a little bit of creativity and the use of power tools, you can create a nice, solid table that will work perfectly for your home’s entryway or living room.
  1. A nice bench. People are used to using dressers to store their clothes but when it is no longer working for you, another great idea to transform it into is a nice bench. To do this, simply remove the top portion of your dresser, including the drawers, and then add plywood for the seat. Install some cushions and you now have a new bench that you can place outdoors or in your bedroom. The remaining bottom drawer can be left as is for storage.
  1. Office desk. Again, for those who are handy with power tools, this is a project that you should consider doing with your old dresser. You can remove some drawers from your dresser including the bottom support to one side and you’ll have a nice desk to use. Making it into a nice comfy desk for you will need your skills and creativity.
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  1. Baby changing table. This DIY project won’t require any power tools or any other work except for installing a cushion where you can lie your baby down to change his or her diapers, and fill the drawers with baby items that you will need to get your baby cleaned up.
  1. Garden planter. For those who want to utilize their old dresser for the outdoor, one idea to consider is to make it into a container garden or garden planter. Open the top portion of the dresser to accommodate soil and plants, and then open the drawers to be filled with more soil and plants to create a cascading design.
  1. Craft organizer. Another great idea when repurposing an old dresser is to use it to hold your craft materials. If you are fond of crafts, you most likely have tons of materials lying around. Organize your things in plastic containers with labels and arrange them in your old dresser. Just remove the drawers so you will have plenty of storage space to use.
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  1. Garden potting bench. Here’s an idea that gardeners will surely love. If you don’t have a workspace outside your home for gardening, bring your old dresser outside, remove the bottom drawers to open up some space and use the upper drawers to hold your gardening tools. The surface of the dresser is a good place to do your gardening work with ease.

As you can see, there are a whole lot of ideas that you can use to make your old dresser work for you still. With some creativity on your part, you’ll be able to bring new life to an otherwise old furniture that you and your family can still use. For sure, you will love how amazing your old dresser will turn out to be after you upcycle it.