Ideas For Old Dressers WITHOUT Drawers and Upcycled Chests

Ideas for dressers WITHOUT drawers or missing drawers… Wondering what to DO with an old dresser, bookshelf china cabinet or hutch that is missing drawers?

Here’s a hint: do NOT throw it away!

Just wait until you see all these clever DIY ideas for old dressers in the makeover pictures below!

Ideas for Old Dressers Without Drawers

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Old Dressers Makeovers - What To DO with an Old Dresser - From a traditional dresser makeover to dresser restoration ideas these old dresser makeover ideas are beautiful before and after repurposed furniture ideas for dressers without drawers or missing drawers
Old Dressers Ideas

Old Dressers Ideas

I’ve come across 4 different old dressers that are either totally WITHOUT drawers or missing drawers.

So naturally, being the DIY-wanna-be that I am, I just HAD to find some ideas of ways to repurpose them or upcycle them to turn them into something useful for my home.

Just LOOK at this furniture makeover – from an old dresser missing drawers (that looks like it’s ready to go in the dump) turned into a GORGEOUS piece of furniture.

I think the before and after picture below speaks for itself – it IS worth refurbishing broken furniture, right?

DIY furniture makeover ideas - old dresser restoration inspiration for refurbishing, repurposing or upcycling an old chest of drawers, cabinet or hutch.

If I can make those old chest of drawers into something pretty and useful, I do not want to throw them away without at least trying.

(because Lord knows, I need ONE more DIY project to do haha!)

Just take a look at these repurposed ideas for old dressers without drawers that I found – from a full furniture makeover to using simple things like mod podge, wallpaper, chalk paint, decoupage, contact paper and more.

DIY Repurposed Tall Dresser

I love this simple repurposed tall dresser – looks simple enough to do.

DIY Repurposed Tall Dresser Without Drawers
DIY Repurposed Tall Dresser Without Drawers

What’s genius – and VERY budget-friendly – is that you use cheap Dollar store baskets to replace where the drawers are missing.

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Upcycle Old Dresser Ideas

Now, I don’t know if I THAT crafty, but I love this upcycled old dresser turned into an alternative closet storage piece.

Upcycle Old Dresser Ideas
Upcycle Old Dresser Ideas- the before and After Is Stunning!

Wouldn’t that be super cute as a small nursery closet alternative?

Do It Yourself DIY Dresser Makeover Ideas

Now THIS do it yourself dresser makeover idea is more my ability level…

Do It Yourself DIY Dresser Makeover Ideas
Do It Yourself DIY Dresser Makeover Ideas

Just a fresh coast of paint and some contact paper… and PRESTO, it’s something new, beautiful and useful inside my home.

I wonder if I can use spray paint… hmmm…

Refurbished Dresser Ideas

This refurbished dresser is simply genius – it would be like a mini “drop zone” for all the kid’s clutter!

Refurbished Dresser Ideas
Refurbished Dresser Ideas

Now that I think about it, that refurbished dresser in the picture above is like a mini mud room, too, isn’t it?

Repurposed Dresser

This repurposed dresser in the picture below is absolutely GORGEOUS, but I’m afraid I’m not DIY-saavy enough for the do it yourself project.

Repurposed Dresser Missing Drawers
Repurposed Dresser Missing Drawers

I just love it, though! Such a rustic, country farmhouse look to it.

Looks like it belongs in a country cottage somewhere!

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Repurposed China Cabinet Ideas

You can NEVER have enough storage in your home – this repurposed china cabinet idea is PERFECT for additional useful storage!

Repurposed China Cabinet Ideas
Repurposed China Cabinet Ideas – upcycle an old china cabinet into a linen storage cabinet

DIY Tall Dresser Ideas

I have a tall dresser like the “before” in the before / after DIY tall dresser idea picture below… and I WANT to make this!

DIY Tall Dresser Ideas
DIY Tall Dresser Ideas

It would look so pretty out on my screened porch at a tall counter top bar with 2 cute chairs… LOVE IT!

Mod Podge Dresser Ideas

I have to admit, this is a craft skill I’ve never tried, but this mod podge dresser idea below sure makes me WANT to try it.

Mod Podge Dresser Ideas
Mod Podge Dresser Ideas

It’s the perfect idea for an old dresser that is missing some drawers, don’t you think?

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What To Do With Dresser Drawers

So now my big question is… if I have extra drawers left over after refurbishing the dresser, what clever ideas are there for those left over old drawers??

THIS is exactly what I would love to make – an outdoor planter made from repurposed dresser drawers!

Repurposed Dresser Drawers - unique upcyled drawers ideas - repurpose dresser drawers into a flower planter for your patio, porch or anywhere you want unique and BEAUTIFUL outdoor decor
Repurposed Dresser Drawers – repurpose dresser drawers into a flower planter for your patio, porch or anywhere you want unique and BEAUTIFUL outdoor decor

Isn’t it gorgeous?!?! Such a UNIQUE way to upcycle drawers!

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