Old Drawers Turned into Planter Boxes


Ever wished you had herbs all year round? Or, have a green thumb, but very little space? Here's a fun and practical way to use old drawers (these two happened to by from a dresser I had previously revamped) for a small, indoor/outdoor container garden! http://createinspireme.blogspot.com/2013/04/drawer-planter-boxes.html
I had these old legs lying around at the shop, but you can purchase similar legs at a home improvement store.  The square ends made it easier to attach to the drawer.
I had these old legs lying around at the shop, but you can purchase similar legs at a home improvement store. The square ends made it easier to attach to the drawer.
An old drawer I had left over from a dresser turned media cabinet.  I filled the holes so I could use different hardware.
An old drawer I had left over from a dresser turned media cabinet. I filled the holes so I could use different hardware.
I lined the drawer with a plastic tray and attached it to the bottom of the drawer to catch any run off from watering the plants. (I did have to cut it to make it fit, but then just sealed it with a silicone bead so it wouldn't leak.
I lined the drawer with a plastic tray and attached it to the bottom of the drawer to catch any run off from watering the plants. (I did have to cut it to make it fit, but then just sealed it with a silicone bead so it wouldn't leak.
I had some old plywood (anything would do though) and used a 4" hole saw to make the holes for the pots to sit in.
I had some old plywood (anything would do though) and used a 4" hole saw to make the holes for the pots to sit in.
We assembled them and I painted, distressed,  and added fun knobs!
We assembled them and I painted, distressed, and added fun knobs!
A great way to add a pop of color on a front porch, in the kitchen, on a deck, or even in the garden (seal with an outdoor poly!) for the summer.
A great way to add a pop of color on a front porch, in the kitchen, on a deck, or even in the garden (seal with an outdoor poly!) for the summer.
Lisa @ {createinspire}

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  • Pat Schuler
    on May 22, 2018

    I don't have old drawers. I do have a kitchen cabinet wooden, painted Gray with four doors I am thinking on how to best repurpose it for backyard planter box. We moved into this house a month ago. Cabinets had been taken down during a kitchen remodel yrs. ago and put up in a shed. We since have removed from shed.


    Suggestions welcomed!

  • Sherry
    on Mar 17, 2019

    So cute! I have some drawers I can use. Yeah! Thanks so much

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