I recently inherited a plain white dresser that looks exactly like the one on the left in the above picture. It was destined for the dump. My father-in-law said take it or I'm hauling it away. I didn't need it at all, BUT... I saw an opportunity to try out one of the many project ideas I've seen on Pinterest. And if it came out horrible, I could still send it to the dump. :)
Here is what I came up with. I used scrapbook papers and Modge Podged them into place like wall paper. Then I replaced the awful U-shaped drawer pulls with some new pulls I found at Hobby Lobby for 50% off. I wanted to dress it up just a little so I decided to use my Tim Holtz Fourishes die cuts to accent the drawer pulls.
I didn't have enough of either of the papers I used, (even though I bought everything on the shelf), so I had to put the teal paper on the top of the dresser and also along the kick-board at the bottom. The sides are the same as the front. I'm not sure if I like it, but there it is. I'm trying to decide what to do about the white borders that still show. Should I leave them be or cover them too? What do you think? It's still just a cheap-o dresser, but it will work nicely to store craft items I think.