Creative Ways to Paint a Dresser

This weekend, turn an old bureau into a work of art. It’s easier than you think and doesn’t have to cost a lot.

Photo by Susan Teare | Joanne Palmisano 

Paint and Decoupage a Dresser (With Wrapping Paper)

This old dresser – found at a re-sale shop – was painted in stripes then bold flowers cut from wrapping paper were decoupaged to the surface to provide a burst of color. Take a look at the instructions >>

Midcentury Credenza

Angular paint patterns were used to cover up some damaged spots on this 1950s credenza. Sections without damage were left as is to show off the beautiful pecan wood grain. See how it was done >>
Photo by Rustic White Photography LLC

Ombre Chest of Drawers

Use several shades of the same paint color to bring a colorful touch to a piece of furniture. See the step-by-step instructions >>
Photo by Susan Teare | Joanne Palmisano 

Geometric Draw Fronts

Painter’s tape and stencils were used to create a Moroccan-inspired design on this thrift-store bureau. Take a look at the how-to instructions >>
Photo by Alex La Cruz

Landscape Your Furniture

Using a landscape painting for inspiration, treat your old furniture piece like a canvas and create a simple ethereal landscape of your own. See how it’s done >>

Jacquelyn McGilvray

When I’m not pulling together great projects and inspiring ideas as editor of , I’m watching my two adorable boys play whatever sport is in season. Or I might be helping my talented cabinetmaker/furniture-designer husband come up with clever ideas or bugging him about our next home remodeling project. I also love to go junkin’ (on the prowl for old globes and maps), try new craft projects (lately it’s lampshades) and dig in the yard. Keep up with her blog posts >>

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