Custom Touch

Turn an everyday dresser into an organized space for your favourite lingerie.

Well sorted : We placed wooden slats inside each drawer to create three compartments, and painted the interior a regal shade of purple (Plum Wine by Martha Stewart). Transparent plastic boxes sort bras and panties by pattern, texture and fabric.

Before :                             Make Your Own Dresser!                                                                                                                      After :

Our DIY makeover is inspired by vintage steamer trunks. A plain dresser gets a smart refresh with paint and campaign-style hardware.


  1. Remove the existing knobs or pulls on a bare pine dresser.
  2. Fill holes with wood filler. Pre-drill holes for the new hardware. Sand and patch any rough spots.
  3. Prime, let dry and coat with pale grey paint.
  4. Cut decorative paper to size and line each drawer.
  5. Add brass pulls to deep drawers, but use knobs on any small upper drawers. Embellish each with corner covers to finish the look.

Source : House & Home Magazine, September 2010.


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