Don’t throw that old dresser away! Even if it’s missing a drawer, or MULTIPLE drawers, you can still turn that trash into a treasure!
Do you have an old dresser without drawers and wondering what to DO with it? Take a look at these clever and CHEAP ideas to repurpose an old chest of drawers that is missing drawers or has no drawers at all – these upcycled, refurbished and repurposed before and after dresser makeover ideas are SO creative!
Updated on October 25, 2022
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Repurposed Old Dressers
Have an old dresser you want to repurpose?
Let’s take a look at some beautiful and useful ideas for that old chest of drawers that is missing drawers…
When it comes to DIY repurposed furniture, I am always drawn to upcycled chest of drawers ideas for all the random antique furniture, thrift store finds or old dressers I come across or can get from family and friends who are about to throw them away (gasp!)
Like that coffee bar above – just GORGEOUS!
Just a note… we have lots of coffee bar ideas here
Ideas For Dressers Without Drawers
What can you DO with dressers without drawers?
There are so many things you can do with that old dresser without drawers! Here are just a few DIY ideas you’ll see in the pictures below: make a nursery storage cabinet, a TV stand, a foyer storage bench, a coffee bar, a stunning home office organizer – even as a kitchen island!
Like this do it yourself idea – How To video is down below.
The before and after is always so dramatic yet an easy enough DIY project to try for your home.
Here are more ideas for your old dresser – more of my favorite ideas below…
My Favorite Old Dresser Transformations:
I know it’s tempting to just throw away old broken furniture, but what if you took the time to transform it into something beautiful, useful AND unique?
Like this repurposed old dresser that was missing drawers – they transformed it into an adorable storage cabinet in her baby’s rustic nursery.
Just a note… we have more rustic baby room ideas here
Refurbished Dresser Ideas
I love frugal furniture makeover ideas and nothing makes me happier than finding a cheap old piece of furniture to repurpose or an antique piece of furniture that I can’t bear to part with!
Many think that an old dresser without drawers can’t really be refurbished and turned into anything useful, but, as you see, that is SO wrong!
Let’s look at more ideas…
Upcycled Chest Of Drawers
Did you know you can repurpose and upcycle a chest of drawers into a dollhouse? It’s one of my favorite DIY dollhouse ideas since it has more meaning than a plastic dollhouse found in stores these days.
This doll house idea is my favorite! What a wonderful use of an old dresser!
Old Dresser Into Bookcase
This is a simple idea for dressers without drawers – turn an old dresser into a bookshelf.
HOW to repurpose a dresser into a bookshelf? Simply find a cheap old dresser at a thrift store or yard sale and then turn into a book shelf like this:
Maybe you’ve seen kitchen islands made out of dressers before, but this was new to me. Take a look at these dressers turned into a kitchen island with cabinet space and more.
Upcycled Dresser Into Kitchen Island
This is something my in-laws have done – they found an old dresser that was missing drawers, beautifully refurbished the old dresser and – turned it into a kitchen island.
Notice the pet bowls at the bottom =)
Old Dresser Into Coffee Bar Ideas
I’ve seen many pieces of old furniture repurposed into GORGEOUS coffee bar ideas like this:
What a great furniture makeover idea for ANY piece of antique furniture you have!
Repurposed Dresser Before and After
I am truly amazed at all the ways I see people refurbish and repurposed old dressers.
Like this next idea – turn an old dresser with some missing drawers into a GORGEOUS entryway / foyer table.
Old Dresser Craft Storage Cabinet
To me, this next idea for old dressers without drawers is one of my favorite home organization hacks – take an old dresser without drawers and put baskets in the drawers areas.
What a brilliant and CHEAP way to organize your craft room!
Home Office Cabinet
You can take that same concept of putting cheap baskets in an old dresser without drawers as a really inexpensive way to organize your home office, just like this:
Refurbished Dresser into TV Stand
How about repurposing a dresser without drawers into an entertainment center or flat screen TV dresser stand. You can even refurbish an old buffet into a TV stand (with or without drawers).
Short on cash, but want a pretty TV table / entertainment console to put your TV on, hold your cable and satellite box and all the other stuff?
Check this idea below!
Or this DIY dresser makeover idea – a free dresser someone was going to throw away turned into a TV stand!
Old Dresser To Rustic TV Stand
If you’re really crafty, and LOVE rustic country farmhouse decor like I do, you could add some barn style sliding doors to your old dresser to give a farmhouse touch to your TV stand, like this:
Idea: Put Sliding Doors On Your Old Dresser For a Farmhouse TV StandShow Me This
DIY Hidden Litter Box
An on-going problem for cat owners is – WHERE to PUT the litter box (especially if you live in a small house or apartment. Using an old dresser without drawers is a great way how to build a litter box enclosure – yep, make a dresser cat litter box!
Again, an old dresser without drawers to the rescue – turn it into a cheap and pretty little box cabinet like this:
DIY Repurposed Tall Dresser
Now, I LOVE this last DIY idea for refurbishing and repurposing a tall dresser or chest of drawers without drawers into something useful – take a tall old dresser and turn it into a storage “locker” for your kids to hold their backpacks, school stuff, shoes, etc.
Isn’t it gorgeous?!?!
Or this idea to take an old Thrift Store dresser that’s missing most of it’s drawers and turning it into a really useful storage cabinet in their baby’s room, like this:
Repurposed Old Entertainment Center
I’ve even seen people repurpose an old, useless entertainment center type of dresser cabinet and turn it into a GORGEOUS wardrobe storage furniture piece for their toddler girl’s bedroom.
Just look how cute!
Lots of great ideas for an old dresser!
Have fun with it!
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- DIY Hidden Litter Box
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