DIY Nursery Dresser Makeovers for Mom and Baby to Love

Turn an old dresser into a personalized, beautiful baby nursery item.

Giving a baby a space of their own is as important as it is fun. I love shopping for layette sets and décor for the walls. But the cost of a fancy nursery can soon add up!

To keep costs down and work in a bit of individual style, consider a dresser makeover. Check out these functional but fashionable DIY dresser makeovers. You’ll be able to personalize an older piece of furniture to match your desired look and design!

  • Alphabet Dresser 1 of 12
    Alphabet Dresser
    Removable decals, fresh paint, new knobs are all it takes to take a dated 80's veneer dresser to a modern and playful dresser. What I love about this dresser is that you can peel off the decals and update the look as baby grows! Step-by-step directions and photos at Country Living
  • Painting and Distressing Wood Furniture Tutorial 2 of 12
    Painting and Distressing Wood Furniture Tutorial
    Learn how to take any functional piece of wooden furniture and remake it, paint it and distress it like a professional. I could totally see something in country blue for a boy's nursery. Directions at Blissfully Domestic's Home Bliss
  • Cupboard to Nursery Chest 3 of 12
    Cupboard to Nursery Chest
    Sometimes all it takes is a little TLC and that couldn't be truer when looking at this adorable chest. It's makeover began with. a fresh coat of paint and a little love and creativity. It has just the right amount of space in the top drawers for baby's smaller things like onsies, socks, and tees or diapers. See the full tutorial at Home Workshop
  • Dresser Drawers Turned Bookshelf Set 4 of 12
    Dresser Drawers Turned Bookshelf Set
    So this isn't a dresser but notice those aren't ordinary bookshelves. Those are dresser drawers, redone with pretty paper and complimenting paint. This is a great way to repurpose pieces of furniture and breathing new life and new function into them without breaking the bank. The bookshelf offers a whimsical and flattering addition to a baby's nursery. How to's at Country Living
  • Modge Podge Fabric Dresser 5 of 12
    Modge Podge Fabric Dresser
    This dresser is so much fun I kind of want it for my room! I love the short height dressers because they provide the perfect space to double as a changing table. However, even if you don't take advantage of double duty possibility of this dresser, you'll at least have a great way to use up those scraps of fabric lying about (you know you have some. Admit it!) See how it's done at Being Brooke
  • Gorgeous Girly Dresser 6 of 12
    Gorgeous Girly Dresser
    Bright and cheerful are two words that come to mind when looking at this coral dresser makeover. It's the perfect addition to any baby girl's room that will grow with her from little girl to young lady. The not-quite-pink coral color makes it unique. See details at DIY Say Hi
  • Laundry Basket Dresser 7 of 12
    Laundry Basket Dresser
    Ingenious? Yes! Crazy awesome way of keeping baby's laundry under control? Of course! Easy? You got it! I love this new take on laundry sorting! It keeps laundry baskets up off the floor. Even if you aren't looking for a way to sort baby's dirty laundry you can still use this to sort toys, baby's wardrobe, or even seasonal items like quilts and blankets. The best part is that you can see what's inside! Details at Ana White Homemaker
  • Map Adventure Dresser 8 of 12
    Map Adventure Dresser
    Oh the places your baby could go with a travel or automobile themed room and this dresser is the perfect addition that will keep your baby discovering as he grows. The sides of the dresser are painted with chalkboard paint for additional fun. Tutorial at A Diamond in the Stuff
  • Salvaged Dresser With New “Pirate” Hardware 9 of 12
    Salvaged Dresser With New "Pirate" Hardware
    This salvaged dresser is a perfect example of a beautiful piece of furniture brought back to life with a little bit of love and vision. It's a perfect piece to add as a family heirloom. One that's sure to be passed down from your baby to your grandbabies. See how they revamped the old dresser at Centsational Girl
  • Refurbished and Revitalized Dresser 10 of 12
    Refurbished and Revitalized Dresser
    The finest things come in pretty boxes wrapped with fancy ribbons and seeing the word "Tiffany's" can only send a girl's heart thumping. But what about a beautiful dresser that holds your baby's finest things? That was the inspiration behind this Tiffany Blue Dresser. Details and pics at Classy Clutter
  • Reverse Stenciled Dresser 11 of 12
    Reverse Stenciled Dresser
    Ever dreamed of the sailing the seven seas? Well dream no more! Reverse stenciling breathes new life into a plain stained dresser. Peel away decals and white paint transform this stained dresser into a pirate ship masterpiece. Step-by-step at Flor's Blog on Design
  • Wallpaper Dresser Drawers 12 of 12
    Wallpaper Dresser Drawers
    Lovely, modern, and still elegant. What's not to love about this wallpaper dresser makeover? There is a lot you can do with this type of a makeover and when you think of wallpaper options; there's nothing to stop you from changing things up and going with a nursery pattern or a child's room pattern that will grow with your baby. See the tutorial at Renovate and Decorate


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