Sometimes we end up with pieces of furniture we just don’t know what to do with. Recently I blogged about decorating with apothecary cabinets, but if your cabinet frames are broken or too large for your space the whole piece can seem useless. Not to worry. Creative repurposing can turn your otherwise broken, outdated and mismatched dresser drawers into beautiful home accents with a purpose.
A little bit of paint can brighten the drawers (just be sure to sand off the lacquer before painting). You can even paint the drawer bottom or line them with wallpaper or contact paper to create interest. In the photo below, dresser drawers are used as a display/bookcase sitting on the floor.
For extra kitchen storage space, try mounting the drawers directly to the wall and fill with jars of spices and dry goods.
Combine legs from an old chair or table with your dresser drawer to create a useful storage table. Set it next to the bath to keep your bath salts and towels handy! (If you don’t have any old legs for this you can buy new ones at the home improvement store.)
Here’s how one company got really creative. These funky repurposed drawers can create a focal point and make great conversation starters.
Make your own Self Watering Drawer Planter
This project is really clever and stylish too. Make your old drawers super functional and grow your own plants! Get the complete instructions here.