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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!


Tuesday 5th of May 2020

are the flamingos drawn with acrylic paint?

Little Crown Interiors

Tuesday 5th of May 2020

Hi Anna, I don't know! But it looks like they are. Thanks!

Forgali Furniture Canada

Thursday 18th of April 2013

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Kimmy Doraine

Tuesday 19th of March 2013

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.

Andrea Lowe

Tuesday 26th of March 2013

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.


Monday 18th of March 2013

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.

Andrea Lowe

Tuesday 26th of March 2013

I agree! Flamingos are gorgeous creatures.

Jacquiline Bertny

Friday 22nd of March 2013

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

Lisa Foto

Wednesday 13th of March 2013

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.

Andrea Lowe

Tuesday 26th of March 2013

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.

Kimmy Doraine

Tuesday 19th of March 2013

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