15 Cool Things to Make From Old Drawers

Probably all of us have old drawers from a dresser that collects dust in your basement or garage. Instead of throwing them away, you can turn those drawers into functional and beautiful décor for your home. Here are 15 simple ways to upcycle an old dresser into something new and exciting.

1. Under The Bed Storage

Under The Bed Storage

Add extra storage to your bedroom with this super easy DIY under the bed storage solution. Attach casters to the bottom of the drawer to slide easily under the bed. (Tutorial: The Painted Home)

2. Drawer Front Hangers

Drawer Front Hangers

Use drawer fronts, some cute drawer pulls and a bit of left over gift wrap to add some extra personality to your walls. (Tutorial: Design Sponge)

3. Picture Frames

Picture Frames

Create a beautiful and very unique display for your pictures. (via HGTV)

4. Jewelry Organizer

Jewelry Organizer

This organizer made from an old drawer is perfect for holding your bracelets and earrings. (Tutorial: Mikaela Danvers)

5. Kitchen Storage

Kitchen Storage

Paint some dresser drawers in fun colors to compliment your kitchen and display any extra dishes there. (via Wunderweib)

6. Dog Bed

Dog Bed

Turn an old dresser drawer into a new pet bed. Your dog will love it as much as you do! (Tutorial: DIY Show Off)

7. Dollhouse from Drawers

Dollhouse from Drawers

And what little girl wouldn’t love this drawer turned into a dollhouse? What a clever idea! (Tutorial: Semiproper)

8. Mud Room Organizer

Mud Room Organizer

Make some quick DIY storage out of old drawers and take control of your mudroom. (Tutorial: Douangphila)

9. Bookshelf


Drill some drawers together to make a small, cute and very functional bookshelf for displaying your favorite books and collectibles. (via Ulchville)

10. Sandwich Station

Sandwich Station

You can turn an old drawer into this amazing sandwich station. You’ll have all your wraps and tin foil right there where you need them. (Tutorial: Curbly)

11. Bathroom Cabinet

Bathroom Cabinet

Bathroom cabinet made out of an old dresser drawer is the perfect way to get the bathroom organized and create more space. (Tutorial: The Bold Abode)

12. Drawer Garden

Drawer Garden

Your garden will definitely look nicer with this drawer flower planter. (Tutorial: An Aiming High Wife)

13. Simple Drawer Tray

Simple Drawer Tray

Make a simple tray using distressing paint techniques. This will add a nice touch to any table decor! (Tutorial: Skurin)

14. Drawer Ottoman

Drawer Ottoman

Give an old drawer a make-over and create a beautiful ottoman with a storage unit. (Tutorial: Beyond the Picket Fence)

15. Drawer Used as Toilet Paper Holder

Drawer Used as Toilet Paper Holder

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15 Cool Things to Make From Old Drawers

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