I do a upcycle/repurpose post about once a week or so because my thought is why throw something away if you can make it into something else that is useful and/or beautiful. Not that I want you to start hording stuff…. 🙂 But instead, I’d like to encourage you all to look at things differently. If you need something, first look to see what you already have that can be repurposed before running out and buying something. Today I’m doing a round up of ways that an old drawer can be repurposed.
Check out these amazingly creative ideas for using old dresser drawers in a new way!
How to Repurpose Old Drawers
Use an old drawer as under the bed storage like this one from The Painted Home
You can spruce up an old drawer and use it for display like this cute one from Brenda @ Cozy Little House
You could upcycle old drawers into gorgeous planters like these from Queen B and Me (I’d line them first)
This fabulous jewelry display/DIY message center from PlumDoodles uses both a drawer and piece of gutter guard!
Add some feet to a drawer and make a pretty ottoman like this one from Beyond The Picket Fence
Isn’t this a wonderful idea! This drawer was upcycled into a sandwich station by Miki’s Design @ Curbly.
These drawers were turned into very cool shadowboxes are from Salvaged Whimsy
What a great practical idea! A drawer upcycled into craft storage by Happiness is Homemade.
This super cute dollhouse is made from two drawers-see the tutorial at By Your Hands
Isn’t this clock made by Creative Ambitions clever! She used the back of the drawer for the clock face. I never think about using the back!
If you are lucky and collect lots of different size drawers you could make this awesome bookcase from drawers via Country Living
Which one is your favorite?
For more repurposing ideas, check out these posts: