With a little bit of paint, decoupage medium, paper cutouts and elbow grease, a dresser that is ready for the garbage pile can be transformed into a beauty for just pennies. Recycling furniture instead of buying new is also good for the environment and your pocketbook.
Get some inspiration from the following decoupage dresser projects. You will learn how to turn trash into treasure with paper, fabric and Mod Podge.
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Blue Succulent Photo Print Decoupaged Dresser
This project features a recrafted dresser that is decoupaged with a photo of succulents. This photo was printed as a blueprint and glued to the dresser front with decoupage medium. The results are stunning and on trend.
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Blonde Bombshell Decoupaged Dresser
Marilyn Monroe is a classic movie star and an icon. If you are a fan, why not immortalize her by decoupaging one of her posters onto a dresser. Not a Marilyn fan? This craft technique could work just as well for those who love Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, athletes, musicians, etc. You are only limited by your imagination.
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Ikea Rast Hack
People like to hack Ikea furniture. It is so popular that there are many websites devoted to the art form full of information and inspiration.
Transform an Ikea dresser with black paint and an exotic photograph of a mama elephant and her baby. This plain jane set of drawers metamorphoses into a stunning statement item. No one will ever guess the humble origins of this furniture piece.
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DIY Tapestry Dresser
Many people think that decoupage is only for paper cutouts. It is possible to decoupage fabric onto furniture, and this boho style dresser proves it. It is covered with a black and white tapestry style fabric and looks as if it has been decorated with handpainted artwork. Couldn't you just see this in a college dorm room? So pretty and unique!Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Gustav Klimt Poster Dresser Decoupage
If you are a romantic type of person, try decoupaging an old dresser with a copy of Gustav Klimt's painting "The Kiss." The painting is the most famous work that Gustav Klimt designed, and was painted somewhere between 1907 and 1908. This period was considered the high point of Gustavs "Golden Period," when he painted many works in this gilded style. The art is as beautiful to eye today as it was in the previous century, proving that good art stands the test of time.
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Decoupaged Boys Dresser Using a Coloring Book
Put your kid's coloring pages to good use, by decoupaging a dresser with their "art." You and your children will love the colorful pages and will smile every time you look at it. Decoupaging with coloring pages is an excellent way to recycle an old piece of furniture that has seen better days, into a favorite personalized piece of furniture.
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Floral Inspired Decoupaged Image Transfer Dresser
If you love flowers and traditional art, this dresser is for you. The outside shell of the chest is painted sage green, and the drawers are decoupaged with traditional style botanical prints. You will be reminded of an English garden when you enter your bedroom and look at this piece of furniture. The floral dresser will promote a feeling of peace and tranquility in your bedroom, bringing the outdoors in.
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Decoupage Jewelry Chest Tutorial
Smaller chests of drawers such as jewelry chests can be decorated with decoupage cutouts also. Change an ordinary jewelry box chest into a stylish container with a rose print and sheet music. Add some unique hardware, and your jewelry chest is now a one of a kind beauty.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Decal Decoupaged Cupboard
This decoupage project has a surprise twist. What rule says you must always decoupage a dresser or furniture closet on the outside? This cutie is painted turquoise on the outside, and bright yellow on the inside. Black floral decals adorn the sunshine yellow interior and look so charming. You don't even have to use glue for this project. Decal stickers come printed on pre-glued clear vinyl. All you have to do is peel and stick. Anyone can get fabulous results with this method.
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Empire Dresser Makeover Using Fabric
Add some paisley drama to your next dresser decoupage project. Paint the top shiny black, the sides and front rail brilliant white, and then decoupage the drawers with bright paisley and black fabric. Your dresser will make a beautiful statement wherever you choose to display it in your home. So much style without much hassle.