25 Brilliant Ways to Repurpose Dresser Drawers You Need to Try

Who would have thought that there were so many ways to repurpose dresser drawers! From planters to storage shelves and even dog beds its time to start scouring Freecycle for unwanted drawers to upcycle!

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So many fabulous ways to repurpose those old drawers into cute home decor items and storage

Upcycled Drawer Projects

Today we’re rounding up some super clever makeovers for unloved dressers. You’ll find out how to take the drawers and turn them into something super useful. So whether you have a set of dresser drawers collecting dust in the attic or you’ve spotted a bargain at the flea market you’ll find out how to repurpose them and give them a new lease of life!

25. Brighten up your garden with a colourful planter

Brighten up your garden with a colourful planter made from old drawers

Found it here >> Beyond the Picket Fence

This colourful planter would look fabulous on your front porch!

24. Repurpose an old drawer into a jewellery organiser

Repurpose an old drawer into a jewellery organiser

Found it here >> Cassie Bustamantle

This would make a unique gift idea for someone in your life who loves necklaces!

23. Combine some old drawers into underbed storage

Combine some old drawers into underbed storage

Found it here >> My Love 2 Create

If you’re in need of a large underbed storage unit but you only have small drawers to hand you can just combined them together!

22. Create yourself a sandwich station

Create yourself a sandwich station from an old drawer

Found it here >> Curbly

As drawer upcycle projects go this one is right up there as being the most inventive and the most practical! From old unwanted drawer into much needed sandwich station!

21. Make a fairy garden in your old drawer

Make a fairy garden in your old drawer

Found it here >> The Imagination Tree

We LOVE fairy gardens and the idea to make one inside an unwanted drawer is a GENIUS idea!

20. Turn your drawer into a fancy dog bed

 Turn your drawer into a fancy dog bed

Found it here >> DIY Show Off

Let your pooch sunbathe in style with this fabulous dog bed made from an old drawer!

19. Repurpose that old drawer into a chalkboard message centre

Repurpose that old drawer into a chalkboard message centre

Found it here >> My Repurposed Life

This is such a great idea and we love the addition of the cork board for storing those flyers and business cards that always need a home.

18. Make a stylish ottoman to match your decor

Make a stylish ottoman to match your decor from an old drawer

Found it here >> Crafty Lady Lindsay

Ottomans are great for extra storage or spare seating but they can be so expensive. Unless of course you make one yourself from an old drawer!

17. Turn a pair of old drawers into matching dog beds

Turn a pair of old drawers into matching dog beds

Found it here >> Liz

Your pups will LOVE their new comfy beds styled out of old drawers!

16. Turn your old drawer into a planter

Turn your old drawer into a planter

Found it here >> Happy Together by Jess

Who knew an old drawer could look so stylish as a hallway planter?

You can easily get a folding table here

15. Turn it into a wheeled storage table

Turn an old drawer into a wheeled storage table

Found it here >> My Ideal Home

If you have a reading chair that’s in need of somewhere to set down your coffee, add a reading light and of course somewhere to keep your books then you need to make yourself one of these.

14. Restore a drawer into a storage box for your kitchen

Restore a drawer into a storage box for your kitchen

Found it here >> The Wicker House

We love clever kitchen storage ideas and this one is a brilliant way to restore and old drawer and give it a new lease of life.

13. Make an advent countdown

Make an advent countdown from an old drawer

Found it here >> Doodle Bugs

If you manage to find any mini library drawers snap them up because the upcycle ideas are endless, including turning them into a gorgeous Advent calendar countdown like this one!

12. Make under bed storage from your drawers

Make under bed storage from your drawers

Found it here >> Olive and Love

Whether you want to store stuffed toys, spare bedding or out of season clothes it’s a great idea to make the use of the space under your bed and repurposed dresser drawers make great under bed storage boxes.

You can easily get casters here

11. Turn your drawer into bathroom storage

Turn your drawer into bathroom storage

Found it here >> Beyond the Picket Fence

If you need somewhere in your bathroom to store spare toilet rolls and toiletries try converting some old drawers into wall cubbies.

10. Repurpose your old drawers into book storage

Repurpose your old drawers into book storage

Found it here >> Addison Meadows Lane

You can never have too many storage solutions for kids’ books and this drawer to book storage project is delightful.

9. Create a unit shelving system from your old drawers

Create a unit shelving system from your old drawers

Found it here >> Plascon Trends

You’ll need a selection of drawers for this one in different sizes so start scouring freecycle or your local Facebook groups!

8. Turn a small drawer into a cutlery holder

Turn a small drawer into a cutlery holder

Found it here >> The Old Painted Cottage

For a rustic feel in your kitchen try turning a small drawer into a cutlery holder like this one.

7. Upcycle your drawers into side tables

Upcycle your drawers into side tables

Found it here >> Hometalk

Paint your drawers in beautiful duck egg colours, add some stencils and some legs and you have a gorgeous set of side tables.

6. Take a drawer outside and turn it into a planter

Take a drawer outside and turn it into a planter

Found it here >> Queen B and Me

If your drawer has seen better days don’t throw it out, just take it outside and turn it into a rustic looking planter.

5. Turn an old drawer into a notice board

 Turn an old drawer into a notice board

Found it here >> Plum Doodles

Combine some gutter guard with your drawer and you’ve got yourself a clever notice board for your Command Centre.

4. Turn an underbid drawer into an ottoman

 Turn an underbid drawer into an ottoman

Found it here >> Beyond the Picket Fence

Any drawer really, add some feet to lift it up off the floor and then a comfy cushion the top and you have yourself a stylish ottoman with hidden storage.

3. Repurpose a drawer into a storage shelf for paint or spices

Repurpose a drawer into a storage shelf for paint or spices

Found it here >> Happiness is Homemade

We’ve rounded up spice rack storage ideas before and this is another great idea for storing those spice jars, or paint for your craft room if you prefer.

2. Take two drawers and turn them into a dollhouse

Take two drawers and turn them into a dollhouse

Found it here >> Semi Proper

This dollhouse is ADORABLE and made from two nightstand drawers and a couple of pieces of ply (that you can most likely get cut to fit at your local hardware store).

1. Upcycle an old drawer into a fabulous clock

Upcycle an old drawer into a fabulous clock

Found it here >> Creative Ambitions

Stand your drawer on it’s end and decorate the back to turn it into a fabulous clock!

You can easily get the clock mechanism here.

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