Little Things

Spare Dresser Drawers? Make Under-bed Storage Boxes

Pretty simple flip here, but oh, so functional. Remember that big bulky dresser that became a bookshelf? Here’s what happened to some of the drawers…

dresser-before-stamped

Out of the five drawers, three were nearly the same size; the other two had more decorative fronts and I had another fate in mind for those. But that’s another blog post. 🙂 A light sanding and two coats of white paint brightened these right up. I added just a light touch of distressing to the edges.

under-bed-drawer-painted

I needed to attach casters but the drawer bottoms were too thin. I cut small pieces from a lumber scrap and screwed one in each of the four corners. On went the casters. Now the boxes roll real slick.

under-bed-drawers-bottom

The final touch on these was spiffing up the old handles. I had a partial can of bright blue spray paint and there was just enough to cover all the pulls. I also put on a coat of sealer spray on these, because spray paint is so thin and scratch-prone. I like the blue and white combo, don’t you? Reminds me of old china.

under-bed-drawers-painted-handlesunder-bed-drawer-closeup

See, super simple way to turn something that would be tossed on the curb into a handy and comely storage bin. Reduce, reuse, RePurpose!

under-bed-drawer-finishedunder-bed-drawer-trio

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