Tucked in a corner in this nursery space, the six drawer changing table is a modern dresser that has been repurposed for use in the nursery. Once this little boy is older, the changing table will convert back to a dresser, becoming a part of a more grown up space.
If you don't mind a little elbow grease, create your own wine buffet for the dining room from a bedroom dresser (or similar furniture piece). Look for furniture with good bones, then knock out drawers, add wine cubbies and a fresh coat of paint. Kim and Lori of That's So Creative are the masterminds behind this repurposed wine buffet.
Designers added pieces of vintage furniture and repurposed them for use in this elegant little girl's room. This antique China cabinet was upcycled into a functional, sophisticated dresser with shelving for display and plenty of space for storage.
Add buffet style entertaining to your outdoor space with a repurposed dresser and mirror set turned into a sideboard. This old wooden dresser and attached vanity mirror were updated with mint green exterior paint, and the mirror was swapped with pegboard to keep essentials within arm's reach.
This colorful craftsman kitchen features an island repurposed from a dresser in a bright red. Behind the island, which also functions as a breakfast bar, is a small banquette; a great solution for a small eat-in kitchen.
Don’t shy away from consignment and resale stores. Designers Lisa Turner and Wallace Bryan of Trinity Mercantile and Design Company repurposed a vintage dresser from a consignment store for less than $500, a huge discount from the price of a new dresser of that size. Paired with a mirror, it created a good vanity space. The red lamp and the gold bedside lamps were donated to this Dwell with Dignity makeover room by Currey & Company.
The entire dressing room and wet room feature a porcelain plank tile in a distressed wood pattern, readily sourced from a local home improvement store. Vintage Birdseye maple obtained from an estate sale was repurposed to finish the new vanity design.
This kids' room features twin beds fashioned from repurposed pieces of pine, poplar and plywood with headboards upholstered in durable, solution-dyed acrylic fabric. The beds are dressed in cotton and organic cotton linens. A layering of textures and fabric patterns suits both children and discriminating houseguests.
Black furnishings and menswear fabrics stand out against walls painted a vibrant cranberry hue.The queen-size pencil-post bed is dressed with boutique hotel-quality linens, quilted bedding, a cozy wool throw and a ticking-stripe comforter. Turn-of-the-century walnut and poplar doors were stripped of paint and repurposed as pocket doors.
In this beautiful white kitchen, seen on HGTV's Sarah's House, vintage brackets are given a coat of light yellow paint and repurposed to create open shelving. Behind the countertop, the wall is dressed up with grey stone tile and a smaller tile accent strip. A mixed selection of white and colorful dishes, an antique kitchen scale a set of deer antlers add a rustic flair.