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I often come across basic furniture – a plain dresser or an unadorned headboard – that could easily be dressed up with a coat or two of paint. But I never really considered turning my dresser into a focal point until I saw this chevron-patterned dresser inspired by Design Star contestant Rachel Kate’s white room design. Designer Brian Patrick Flynn used various bold hues of the season, like grape, lavender and hot pink, to add visual balance to the drawer fronts in a daring chevron pattern.

how to paint a chevron-patterned dresser

I love the look of the dressers as separate pieces, or pushed together to create one extra-large piece of furniture, like this double dresser/TV-stand setup below.

how to paint a chevron-patterned dresser

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What do you think? Could you be this bold with a piece (or two) of furniture in your home? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. […] These two images show two small matching dressers pushed together for a seamless looking TV stand. The best thing about this look is that if you ever move or don’t need a TV stand anymore you still have two cool matching dressers to use anywhere else in the house (nightstands, end tables, etc). Also, if I’m not crazy, those two black dressers are IKEA Rast hacks which turned out much cooler than mine! (image sources: black dressers, chevron dressers) […]

Kayla KittsKayla Kitts is an editor for HGTV.com and co-editor-in-chief of Design Happens. Kayla is an overbearing cat mom with a love for vintage-modern furniture, decor with a past, artisan cocktails,...


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