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Inspiration: 5 Ways to Use a Dresser

Last Thursday I shared about the antique dresser that I’m using in our Guest Bedroom to store craft supplies. As promised, today I’m going to share 5 unique ways to use a dresser — none of which are to store clothing!

There are so many ways to use dressers. And in so many different rooms of your home.

#1: Next to the Bed

You could use a small dresser as a nightstand. Fill it with your nightly reading material, jewelry and small accessories.

Sarah M. Dorsey Designs

#2: In a Bathroom

A dresser used within a bathroom could hold all your bath linens or extra toiletries like toilet paper, cotton balls and q-tips.

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#3: On a Landing

A narrow dresser could sit on a stairwell landing. Perfect for holding items used around the home like board games, card games and stationary.

The Modern Cottage

#4: In the Living Room

Dressers used in the living room could store all of your family keepsakes, like wedding albums, scrapbooks and photos — close at hand for an evening reminiscing!

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#5: In an Entryway

Entryways often get cluttered with keys, phones, shoes and outdoor accessories. What better way to keep things organized than with a dresser?

Little Green Notebook
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So, the next time you’re at a yard sale or thrift shop keep an eye out for dressers — they’re more than just clothing storage!

Where in your home could you use a dresser? What would it hold?

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Thursday 29th of April 2021

[…] flaws. This dresser {dressers can be used in so many ways… if you don’t believe me, go here} caught my eye at a local peddler’s mall. It’s a true antique, but still has the simple […]

Craftivity Designs

Monday 5th of August 2013

Thanks, Kristin! Glad you liked them and good luck on your dresser hunt :)

Kristin @ Everyday Organizing

Wednesday 31st of July 2013

Love all these ideas! We are on the hunt for a good dresser to refurbish for our entry way. I love all these inspiration pics!


Craftivity Designs

Tuesday 30th of July 2013

Adding the IKEA butcher block is a smart idea! It's so affordable, and a great way to make a dresser durable enough to use as a cooking surface.

Craftivity Designs

Tuesday 30th of July 2013

That is smart! What a great idea for an entry or mud room.