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DIY: Painted Dresser Drawers

DIY: Painted Dresser Drawers

Here’s a clever idea for adding interest to an old dresser: drawers painted in complementary colors.

Above: Seattle architect, designer, and furniture maker Roy McMakin is known for his quirky take on traditional forms; see more at Matthew Marks Gallery.

Above: Japanese firm Playmountain came up with this clever modular dresser; we especially like the combination of white, yellow, and gray components. Image via Fine Ting Og Sjokolade.

Above: This dresser was featured in a sports-themed room by Audrey Brandt, part of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase. Image via Anh-Minh.

To see more of Roy McMakin’s colorful style, see Remodelista’s post, Dressed-Up Dressers.

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9:04PM PDT on Oct 10, 2012

Nice ideas, thanks.

1:33PM PST on Dec 10, 2010

Cool, love it!

11:48AM PST on Nov 12, 2010

Great idea if you have a dresser of particle board.

11:44AM PST on Nov 12, 2010

If one liked the look and was a DIY'er, they could visit their local Lowe's home improvement center's paint department and grab up some "Oops!" paints in a variety of!

8:14AM PST on Nov 12, 2010

great ideas

7:28PM PST on Nov 11, 2010

Great ideas.

4:09PM PST on Nov 11, 2010

wow, this is an excellent idea, I think it's just what my dresser needs!

3:42PM PST on Nov 11, 2010

I love all remodelista projects. Thanks for posting

3:23PM PST on Nov 11, 2010

thanks. i love the creative ideas here.

2:35PM PST on Nov 11, 2010

Not really my style but maybe if they were done it different colors I like.

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