Repurposed Dresser Drawers into Hidden Storage

Are you enjoying your summer?  I am enjoying it by being LAZY!!  Seriously, I’ve been so lazy the last couple weeks!  It’s awful!

One thing that helps me with my laziness are these fun storage drawers!  At the end of the night, when the kids are in bed and I’m exhausted, I can quickly toss the toys in these drawers and plop myself down on the couch!

The Golden Sycamore: Repurposed Dresser Drawers into Hidden Storage

They won’t hold all the toys, but now, at least some of the toys and games are out of the way and hidden.  Living in a small house, it’s important for us to use every square inch wisely!

The Golden Sycamore: Repurposed Dresser Drawers into Hidden Storage

This is how the drawers started out.

The Golden Sycamore: Repurposed Dresser Drawers into Hidden Storage

My husband and I repurposed this dresser into a tool chest and ended up with 6 drawers left over.  And since I’ve started blogging, I’ve become a hoarder and can’t throw anything out!  So, I knew I had to find a way to reuse them!

Two lucky drawers found a new life as these awesome under-couch-storage-bins.

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First, my hubby cut off the “lip” around the edges of the drawers and then sanded down the drawer fronts.  Then he stuck some little felt pads to the bottoms so they wouldn’t scratch our wood floors.

The Golden Sycamore: Repurposed Dresser Drawers into Hidden Storage

I gave both drawers three coats of Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Arles and then gave them each a coat of clear wax to protect them from wear and tear.

I added some pretty black pull handles and they were good to go!

The Golden Sycamore: Repurposed Dresser Drawers into Hidden Storage

Now we have a place to store the coloring books …

The Golden Sycamore: Repurposed Dresser Drawers into Hidden Storage

… and of course, the board games!

The Golden Sycamore: Repurposed Dresser Drawers into Hidden Storage

Disclaimer: No, the drawers are not this neat on a daily basis!  Let’s just say they are well loved!  But, they do their job, and that’s what I love about them!

The Golden Sycamore: Repurposed Dresser Drawers into Hidden Storage

Enjoy your summer, friends!  :)

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  1. says

    Such a great idea Allison. I love that color too. I long for those moments when you are blissfully exhausted and cant wait to just relax on the couch… this makes that time come that much sooner!
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  2. says

    When you live in a tiny cottage like mine, you need to create storage EVERYWHERE. I have a rolling drawer I purchased at Ikea under our bed for shoes. I bought the last one, but now I realize I can find old drawers and just add wheels.

    Thanks for the inspiration.
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    • Allison @ The Golden Sycamore says

      Great idea, Carol! I wanted to add casters to these, but there just wasn’t room if I wanted to fit them under the couch. I might make some more to put under our bed and put casters on those! :)

    • Allison @ The Golden Sycamore says

      Ha! Yes! Our games are a little smooshed, too! The corners of the boxes have been taped a few times! :)

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