Genius Under The Bed Storage Upcycle

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My parents were going to get rid of this ugly old laminate book shelf. I agreed with them that it wasn't pretty to look at, but instead of getting rid of it I figured why not give it a makeover. But even better than a makeover, why not give it a new and more useful function. So I turned it into an under the bed rolling storage drawer.
Here's what I started with...
And here's the after...
It looks fabulous. And look how much storage space!!!
Now I want one under every bed!
I gave the drawer pulls a shabby chic update.

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  • Barbara Amos Revlett Barbara Amos Revlett on Feb 24, 2016
    I like the idea but my under bed clearances are only 6-7 inches and these are taller than that. Any suggestions?

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  • Jen Paradoski-Chwalek Jen Paradoski-Chwalek on May 16, 2018

    Definitely inspired. But I would have to cut the bookshelf in half to make them shorter (my king size bed takes up 90% of the width of my bedroom) and then screw a wooden board on the bottom each one to complete the “box”. And instead of putting the handles on the longer sides I’d have to put them on the short or top. Because my room is so small width wise I wouldn’t be able to fit anything on the sides of the bed. I would have to slide them under from the foot of my bed. A little bit more work but definitely a great idea!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  • Jla48997778 Jla48997778 on Aug 13, 2020

    Great idea.. I just bought an 18 inch bed frame