Last Updated on February 26, 2013 by Kristi Linauer
When I transformed this Craigslist dresser…
…into this t.v. stand for John & Alice’s family room…
…I was left with six drawers that weren’t being used. I still have them, and I’m having a hard time throwing them away because I’m just certain that there are many creative ways in which they can be used.
So I turned to Google to give me some ideas. Here are a few that I found.
My favorite idea is to turn the drawers into a planter. I don’t really understand how this self-watering planter from Instructables works (because I haven’t read through the instructions yet), but I love the way it looks.
This chest by WIS Design is simply amazing. I’d love to try my hand at making something like this if I had room for it, but unfortunately, my tiny condo lacks the space for a piece like this.
A very simple idea is to turn a drawer into a shelf, like this one from Trash 2 Treasure. I think I would leave the feet off and hang it on a wall. I could use just one, or hang them in a group.
This idea from DiggersList would be great if I had an outdoor space to call my own. But condo living doesn’t come with outdoor space (a fact that I’m usually grateful for until I see a great idea like this)…
I love this idea for a table that I found on My Lovely Life. What a pretty way to store bath salts and other bath items next to the tub!
Unfortunately, I have no need for under bed storage (since I built the base for my bed to include storage cubbies), but if I had a standard bed with space underneath, this would be a great way to use my extra drawers! I found this on Pinterest.
Aren’t those some great ideas?! I’m telling ya, there are some mighty creative people out there!
Looking through all of the ideas I found last night really helped get my creative juices flowin’. I finally have an idea for mine, but you’ll have to wait a bit to see it. I’ll give you a hint…it involves my two furry felines.
So if you had six extra drawers that were in good shape and had pretty little handles on them, what would you do with them?
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