Re-Purposing Old Drawers

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I’ve never been that great at refinishing or repurposing furniture. I haven’t attempted many of these sorts of projects because I fear that I lack patience as well as the skills to do so. But these projects are amazing, and so are the creators behind them! Take a look at our list of Top 10 Ways of Re-Purposing Old Drawers.

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1. Topping the list is this unique and totally fabulous way to use a variety of drawers in one custom entertainment center. I love the entire look of this, from Kara Paslay Designs

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2. This is such a simple idea but serves a fashionable function- an old drawer jewelry organizer, from The North End Loft

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3. Shabby Chic Serving Tray from The Old Painted Cottage

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4. Make a bulletin board from BHG

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5. Make a dollhouse from old drawers with Semi Proper

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6. Use an old drawer as a fruit basket from The Wicker House

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7. Make rolling storage under the bed from The Idea Room

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8. This centerpiece only cost $15! From Shanty 2 Chic

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9. Use the face of old drawers to make drawer hangers from Design Sponge

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10. Hang drawers on the wall to make shelves from Home Made

So next time you see some orphan drawers at a garage sale or laying on the side of the road- grab them and get creative!

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in October 2009 but was updated in August 2014

 

Comments

  1. 1
    SarahAnne says:

    Suh-weet!!!

  2. 2

    Love these ideas and they turned out so cute. Creative, simple and inexpensive. What could be better?

    pk @ Room Remix

  3. 3

    I love them!!!

  4. 4

    stumbled across your site. . I think from Tip Jukie. . you had linked there. . I think. . I am sure you know how you get lost and go from here to here. . I am looking for a vinyl cutter. . .would you mind sharing what brand you use? Do you have the Cricut or do you use something more "professional" not crafty. . .i am off to check out more of your posts. . better than a magazine. thanks- Su

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