Under Bed Drawers (IKEA Hack)

Ronja Lotte
by Ronja Lotte
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1 Day
This week I decided to take care of the mess under my bed and transformed two large drawers of an old Ikea dresser to under bed drawers. I must say I'm pretty amazed at how tidy my bedroom now looks. I guess my visitors now think that I am living neat and organized. Oh, if they only knew how the inside of my new under bed drawers already looks!
Finished bed drawers
before image
First, I pulled out the two large drawers of my dresser and measured whether these would fit under my bed.
Unfortunately, the larger one of the two was too high, so I had to unpack my circular saw. First I sawed off about 2,4 inches from the top of the drawer...
... and then I glued this part of the bigger drawer on top of the second drawer. I did this to adjust the height of the smaller drawer so that both of them would look the same height. Then I unscrewed the handles on the drawers and painted both drawers white.
Now I only had to paint the handles light gray and screw them back on. At last I glued felt to the bottom of the drawers so that I can pull them out without scratching my floor and then I was finally able to fill my new my bed drawers! Yay! If you like to see more of my projects, just visit my blog and say hello ;-)
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  • Marikay Patterson Harris Marikay Patterson Harris on Mar 14, 2020

    Is there a top to keep the dust out?

  • Bonnie Bonnie on Jan 30, 2021

    I would try this but need more info. How do you roll the drawers out and is there a cover to keep things clean

  • Eam20559778 Eam20559778 on May 10, 2021

    What did you do with the rest of the dresser? Looks

    like a bookcase make over to me.

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