My Old Desk Drawers Turned Into... Great Planters!

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4 Hours

Well, that's the way it started... In the last year we renovated our house and there are too many things that are still waiting in our backyard to be reused (good luck with that.. ).

So, there's my desk that I used to do my homework on as a kid. It was already in a bad shape, but still, it was too hard to through away. Then one day I had this idea to turn the drawers into...planters!
Step 1: Unscrew the drawer top

Step 2: Order all the boxes together after removing the top
Step 3: Drill holes for the water to come out (My husband was so proud of me for actually using this drill...  )
Step 4: Paint the drawers with a wood paint -- I used a very very light green

Step 5: Let the drawers dry out in the sun for an hour

Step 6: In the mean time, buy some herbs and flowers
Step 7: Fill the boxes with some soil
Step 8: Start planting
So cute! I was so proud
Step 9: Finish planting and setting the boxes in a way you love
Step 10: Lay the water pipe on the side
Step 11: Make sure the water line won't slip
And last... a question for you all : What should I make from the drawer fronts? Please let me know if you have any idea- I promise to share the results with you

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  • Liz Rummel
    Liz Rummel
    on Apr 13, 2020

    How about using chalk paint on them to write what’s in the boxes? Attaching small hooks to the garden boxes and drilling holes in the drawer fronts for hanging.

    • Diane Laliberte Wicknick
      Diane Laliberte Wicknick
      on Apr 21, 2020

      I use the fronts a wall shelf display at different levels. I also keep the hardware on the underside of the shelves for added decoration.

  • Sindy
    on Apr 20, 2020

    Attach the drawer fronts from the back or hang separately, coat hooks for mud room?Pool side towl hooks? Back of bedroom door for robes?

  • Joanie
    on Apr 21, 2020

    The drawer ends would be good anywhere. Laundry room...line them up for for aprons and towels. Garage for hangin' tools. First paint of course....;)) Use as lids for homemade wooden boxes.

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  • Shirley
    on Apr 19, 2020

    Im on the hunt for dresser draws🤗🤗🤗❤❤❤

  • Cynthia Ratcliff
    Cynthia Ratcliff
    on Apr 20, 2020

    I can’t wait to try this with my old dresser that was doomed for the curb. I agree with others on paint. I may add feet to raise them off my deck. Thank you for sparking our imaginations.

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