I was given a cool old drawer that once belonged in a large dresser. I’m not sure what happened to the dresser but I have to assume it was in bad shape. Anyway, the drawer is in good condition so I need to find a use for it. My plan is to put castors on the bottom and use it for under the bed storage. However, there are lots of other ways to repurpose drawers that I could consider.
If you have an old dresser, you may also be inspired by these ways to repurpose drawers for other uses. You can also repurpose a dresser without the drawers!
Here are some ways to repurpose drawers to use in your home decor.
Repurposed Drawer Ideas
Here is a very unique idea for a self watering planter. I really like the different stain colors on the drawers for an interesting look.
Under Bed Storage With Drawers
I love the idea of underbed storage and definitely dislike the idea of plastic bins….if it is going to show at all. That is when an old drawer is a perfect solution for underbed storage that shows. Just add four casters to each drawer for easy rolling and you are all set.
Here is another photo that shows the castors a little better:
Drawer Wall Shelves
Another fun idea is to use old drawers as wall shelves.
This arrangement was used in a bathroom for holding jewelry but it would look great anywhere for displaying vintage finds. The vintage photo backdrops gives them a special appeal.
You could also mount small drawers to the wall, at the back, for handy storage in your craft room.
Drawer Side Table
This side table is one of my favorites! I love the hinged top that was made for the drawer which allows for hidden storage underneath. The colorful paint on this is just so fun and unique.
A similar but more simple idea is to make a drawer side table with an open top. This is handy for storage items that you don’t mind being visible.
Drawer Dog Bed
Okay…this is just waaaay too cute! What pet wouldn’t love their own fancy bed like this one?
Coming up with unique headboards are always a fun challenge. This idea takes a bit of careful planning with the layout to get a design that looks as seamless as this one but it would definitely be worth the effort.
How often could you use another ottoman to rest your feet on? A large drawer can be easily converted into a stylish ottoman with the addition of feet and a nice comfy cushion.
I hope you have been inspired!