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Painted Dressers in the Nursery

One of our very favorite things about the nursery design world is that we get to play with color, whimsy and childlike fantasy. Recently, there’s been a furniture trend popping up everywhere that definitely fits that bill—painted dressers. We started seeing a few on Pinterest, then on blogs, then at some of our favorite furniture companies. A painted dresser could be considered a design risk, but we say it’s one worth taking.

This mid-century modern dresser has brightly colored vertical stripes painted on it, making it funky and vibrant. We love that the stripes go behind the handles, so they stand out.

colorful painted dresser

This gray flamingo dresser knocked our socks off when we first saw it. The traditional design of the dresser paired with the sweet flamingos makes for a fabulously unique piece.

gray flamingo dresser

We love the vintage vibe from this turquoise and purple chest with brightly colored butterflies. This one is on the smaller side and could work as a nightstand to add a pop in a little girl’s bedroom.

colorful painted dresser

A bit on the edgier side, this artistic piece is covered in gold leaf birds, butterflies and a few odder things too. The shapes are simply silhouettes—chic and classic.

black and gold painted dresser

A painted dresser in a nursery or kid’s room is definitely a statement!

About the author
Little Crown Interiors - the creative design duo of Naomi Alon and Gerri Panebianco - is SoCal’s “Go-To” interior design firm for elite nurseries and childrens’ rooms. With over 80 gorgeous projects under their designer belts, Naomi and Gerri have captured the imagination of parents and press alike, thanks to Naomi’s innovative, color-fabulous, and ultra efficient design skills combined with Gerri’s instinctive approach to each new Mom’s needs.
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  • Lisa Foto

    The black dresser is $9800. !!!!!! That is crazy for a kid’s bedroom. I love all of your ideas but not sure how many people can afford to spend that on just one piece of furniture for their kiddos.

  • vera

    The grey flamingo dresser is so beautiful! And it’s not just because I love flamingos, but because it’s really uniquely designed and beautifully hand-painted.

  • Kimmy Doraine

    painting a dresser with stripes is a neat idea. I’d try that one of these days. but first, i need to look for a nice second-hand one from craigslist.

  • Kimmy Doraine

    really, lisa? wow. i can get a number of other furniture pieces with that amount of money instead of just one dresser.

  • Jacquiline Bertny

    If only I can paint really well, I won’t mind painting all my dressers and shelves with flamingos, dolphins,giraffes and even flowers!

  • Andrea Lowe

    Not worth it. I mean, the form is nothing spectacular, and I’m sure any good artist can paint a better design. It would have been worth its price if it’s impossible to replicate.

  • Andrea Lowe

    Yes, that’s a great idea, Kimmy, getting an old dresser for a bargain and then practicing your painting skills on that. Maybe I’ll try that too and then use colors I really really love.

  • Andrea Lowe

    I agree! Flamingos are gorgeous creatures.

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