The Golden Sycamore
The Golden Sycamore
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  • Livonia, MI

An Inexpensive Way to Hide All Those Tools


My husband wanted a new tool chest for all his new tools, but I wasn't willing to shell out $400 for a brand new one. Instead, we got creative with what we had. We have a basement full of unpainted furniture that I haven't gotten around to painting yet, and this dresser was the perfect fit for a tool chest.
We removed the bottom drawers and dividers and replaced them with two doors. This gives a larger space to store our bigger tools and still keeps them hidden away. After all the building portion was done, I gave it a fresh coat of paint and updated the door and drawer pulls.
Repurposed Dresser into Tool Chest.
Repurposed Dresser into Tool Chest.
The dresser before.  Who knew it had such potential?!
The dresser before. Who knew it had such potential?!
Drawers keep smaller tools and supplies more organized and out of the way.
Drawers keep smaller tools and supplies more organized and out of the way.
The larger tools sit in the bottom of the chest for easy access.
The larger tools sit in the bottom of the chest for easy access.
The Golden Sycamore

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  • Sandy
    on Nov 22, 2014

    Pretty nice idea

  • Diena Cameron
    on Nov 23, 2014

    Love this idea and the paint choice. I also could see it as a buffet in the dining room, if a shelf was put in the bottom or just leave the drawers as is, nothing wrong with putting china in drawers or as a T.V. cabinet or as a chest by the front door for scarfs, mitton, hats and if you line the bottom cabinet with contact paper, it would be wipe-able for muddy boots.Just a few ideas to add to your beautiful "tool chest", not sure I would be so willing to put my husband's tools in it, :D Thanks for sharing.

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