I cannot begin to tell you how long I have been in the market for a cute rustic wood topped dresser. They are just SO expensive to purchase though! After being inspired by a few Pinterest posts, I decided it was time to create my own using some leftover pallets in my backyard. The dresser itself was from Ikea and cost me $150, but the wood was FREE and the additional stain and pull updates (which are optional) only cost me around $15 in total! I don’t know about you, but I definitely prefer to spend $175 on a rustic dresser instead of upwards of $400! If you’re up for the challenge too, I’ll show you how to do it!
I started with this… Which took a while to assemble. So, put aside a solid chunk of weekend if you’ll be assembling your own dresser!
What You’ll Need:
1. Prior to assembling your dresser (or if you already have an assembled dresser), you’ll want to take the solid wood piece off the top. This makes it easier for measuring, cutting, and nailing the boards to your dresser.
2. Lay out your wood pieces to figure out the best pattern. I chose to offset each row.