Give New Lease of Life to Old Dresser: DIY Ideas for Drawers

Probably all of us have an old dresser as a momento of your grandma that collects dust in your basement or garage. We prepared a list of striking DIY ideas that will give new lease of life to old drawers.

How to Use Old Dresser

Shelves

I find it a brilliant idea – simply take all the drawers out and use them as shelves, which can be mounted to the wall of your living room or entryway. For an interesting twist, consider painting them in different colors.

DIY Ideas: Shelves Made from Old Dressers

DIY Ideas: Shelves Made from Old Dressers

Headboard

Looking for a unique headboard? Simply use old drawers put together in one composition.

DIY Ideas: Headboard from Old Drawers

DIY Ideas: Headboard from Old Drawers


Plant Containers

You can either use an entire dresser or just drawers as plant containers. Make sure to paint it with bright color for a bold and chic effect.

DIY Ideas: Plant Containers Made from Old Drawers

DIY Ideas: Plant Containers Made from Old Drawers

Table

Attach legs to the set of drawers or one drawer for an original table, which can be used for displaying photos, accessories, statuettes, etc.

DIY Ideas: Tables Made from Old Drawers

DIY Ideas: Tables Made from Old Drawers

Bulletin Board

A wall-mounted drawer in a foyer can serve you as a bulletin board for storing keys and other small items that are easy to loose.

DIY Ideas: Old Drawer Used as Bulletin Board

DIY Ideas: Old Drawer Used as Bulletin Board

Pet Bed

In case you pet is undersized, think of creating a bed for your dog or cat from an old drawer. Make sure to put a mattress inside.

DIY Ideas: Old Drawer Used as Dog Bed

DIY Ideas: Old Drawer Used as Dog Bed

Bookcase

Position one drawer over another to create a unique bookcase. Don’t forget to fix them with crews.

DIY Ideas: Bookcase Made from Old Drawer

DIY Ideas: Bookcase Made from Old Drawer