I would like ideas on how to decorate/utilize back of dresser.

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Want to make a break from sitting area/pass thru area in a room. The 40's-50's era dresser is rectangle shape. used to have a screen behind it but doesn't work well with kids. Ideas on how to decorate/utilize the back of dresser that faces sitting area, please?

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  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Apr 01, 2018
    What about bead board? If you finish the back, it will be more attractive.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 01, 2018
    Put a frame around using double sided tape maybe and wallpaper the back of cabinet. Or Panel it with MDF and the decorate to match sitting area or Stick on Photo's or Artwork.............
  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Apr 01, 2018
    You could use a hybrid contact paper and decorate the back with something you like. Then if you ever want to change your mind - you can peel it off and do something different.
  • Betsy Betsy on Apr 01, 2018
    John has the same idea as I did. You can change out the picture to go with the season. You can get some molding to make your frame from the home improvement store and cut it to your dimensions. Good luck.
  • Andra Andra on Apr 01, 2018
    I'd try the 'bead and board' paneling to start. This way, you could make sure you like it without attaching it permanently at first.
    If you know you won't 'ever go back,' you can look into mosaic tiles, make your own design to match the rest of your decor or use a pattern already in place.
  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Apr 01, 2018
    I did this and put a bookcase back to back with the dresser. I loved all the storage and it made a great room divider
  • Ro Ro on Apr 02, 2018
    I was thinking shelve, or tin ceiling tiles would be cool too
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