One drawer, a thousand faces


Whenever I see old furniture  lying on the side of the road, I often wonder if certain parts could still be put to good use —  old drawers, for example. After all, those dressers and wardrobes cost a pretty penny at one time. Here are a few ways to repurpose old drawers and give them a new lease on life.

1. Hang a drawer upright on the wall, either glue a cork board on the inside or paint with magnetic paint,
 and then cover with wallpaper or gift wrap.  Voil  ! — your new bulletin board is complete.  

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2. Or hang a drawer directly on the wall without any fancy extras. One like this with  divided compartments makes for a beautiful shelf on its own.

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3. Paint several same size drawers different colors and create a fantastic shelving collage.

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4. As a variation of the above, transform  one of the drawers into a mirror. You can custom order a piece of mirror glass to fit whatever size you need.

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5. It's easy to customize the inside of old drawers with shelves or wire  to hold  small items like nail polish bottles and earrings, for example.

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