If you've ever purchased an old wooden dresser from Craigslist for the express purpose of turning it into something fabulous, you're not alone. With a little DIY  ingenuity, even the most unattractive dressers can become the focal point of a room. Keep reading for 10 solutions for tricking out dated dressers, and let us know which one inspires you the most!
Sheridan French  put a color-spin on the Union Jack Flag graphic with hot pink and tangerine paint.
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Traditional inlay dressers can cost thousands of dollars, but Little Green Notebook's DIY version  can be done under $40.
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Paint a Border
Sunset Magazine  shows how a little painter's tape can create a beautiful border. The choice of black and white makes an especially powerful contrast.
Interior designer Chloe Warner turned a simple vintage dresser  into something extraordinary, by playing with the pretty spectrum of pink.
Source: Photo by Laure Joliet  via Lonny Magazine 
Draw a Diamond
Thanks to a coat of white paint, gold spray paint and shiny new knobs, Camille Styles contributor Claire Zinnecker got this old dresser  to shine bright like a diamond.
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Replace Drawer Pulls
These cute numbered drawer pulls will not only help Erin's babe learn to count, they also make the piece pop. See the complete before and after on Domestic Adventure .
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One of the best ways to make an Ikea dresser look expensive is to add O'verlays . These decorative fretwork panels come in a variety of sizes, are paintable, and easy to adhere to furniture. Browse designs categorized by the Ikea piece you have or contact them for custom options!
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Recycle a Mirror
If you have an old mirror you don't want, consider having it cut into pieces. Teresa at Andersen Seven  had her bathroom mirror cut for just $20 and adhered it to a wooden dresser that she repainted.
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Add a Darker Shade
Using Minwax's Dark Walnut stain, Twenty-Six to Life turned an orange-hued dresser into something I'd expect to see at Room and Board. See the full transformation here .
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By using cardboard and fabric, a cheap Ikea dresser was updated into something modern and chic for a baby's room. Learn the steps on Gravy Train .
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