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!
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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.
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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, but 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 easily adhere to furniture. Browse designs categorized by the Ikea piece you have, or contact O'verlays 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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With some 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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