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A Storage Solution From an Old Dresser Drawer!

11 Materials
$5
1 Hour
Easy

Hi, I'm Amber Oliver! I hope if you enjoy this project you'll also stop by my blog!


Upcycle an old dresser drawer into versitle storage for your home!


I visited our local Habitat for Humanity restore where I found mismatched drawers and doors. They were on sale for 50 cents each! But even 4.99 would have been a deal!

a storage solution from an old dresser drawer

I also picked up some furniture feet from the home improvement store.

a storage solution from an old dresser drawer

The first step is to remove all the hardware.

a storage solution from an old dresser drawer

Next, fill in the holes with wood putty.

a storage solution from an old dresser drawer

After that give the whole drawer a good sanding.

a storage solution from an old dresser drawer

Now measure the insides of the drawer so you know how wide to cut your shelves.

a storage solution from an old dresser drawer

My drawer was right at 6 inches deep so I cut my shelves from a 1x6 board.

a storage solution from an old dresser drawer

After your shelves are cut - drill pocket holes on the undersides of the shelves.

a storage solution from an old dresser drawer

Attach the shelves with the pocket holes on the bottom.

a storage solution from an old dresser drawer

Now it's time to add legs! Screw the plates into the bottom of the drawer and insert the feet.

a storage solution from an old dresser drawer

After the feet are attached, it's time for paint! 


Use the color of your choice here - you could get really creative depending on your home style!

a storage solution from an old dresser drawer

This shelf worked perfectly to store craft supplies in my office...

a storage solution from an old dresser drawer

...and it also looked great as a side table in the living room!


I hope this project inspires you to upcycle old drawers into something useful for your home!


If you LOVE upcycles, please check out my upcycling archives!

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  • Katie Misner
    on Feb 4, 2019

    Nice use of drawers that i haven't seen before. Love the wallpaper in your office! Do you know where it came from.

  • Sheila Emery
    on Feb 4, 2019

    Nice

  • Luana Arndt
    7 days ago

    I am looking for midcentury chest handles and knobs. Is there a chance that you still the ones you remove? if so what would charge foe them and any you may come across in the future?


    Thanks

    llarndt

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  • Lori Eckert
    on Feb 6, 2019

    I go around our town on trash days, i find a few good drawer s thrown out because frame is ruined. I turn mine into new dresses for crafts sewing toys etc. K st measure drawer an make two square patterns to match add pan led sides an top.


  • Liz Weiss
    8 days ago

    Lovely idea for a narrow bathroom.

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