From the Dresser to the Kitchen: Herbs in Drawers

Dawn Nicole from Designed by Dawn Nicole gives her husband all the credit for figuring out what to do with the dresser-less set of drawers that had been sitting in their garage for months.  One day he asked her, “Do you want me to add legs so you can grow your herbs in them?”


More than delighted with the idea, Dawn Nicole was eager to see it happen.  Her husband added legs to the drawers using 1x4s, and drilled several holes in the bottom of each drawer for drainage.  Then Dawn Nicole painted the drawers with a base of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Arles, and added sweet polkadots and turquoise butterfly stencils.  Filled with dirt and planted with herbs, the former drawers make perfectly lovely raised beds for herbs!


Get all the details on this genius drawer rescue by visiting Designed by Dawn Nicole.

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3 thoughts on “From the Dresser to the Kitchen: Herbs in Drawers

  1. Thanks so much for sharing, Beckie! My husband will be proud as a peacock when I show him you gave him credit, too! It’s crazy how easy they were…keeping the herbs alive is the hard part with my blackthumb! :)

  2. That looks cute! Great repurpose. I love reusing drawers and have a pintrest board full of ideas just for drawers. If you’have more you need to use up, search for ReHouse as the pinner and “Drawers: repurposed” for a bunch of ideas. I”ll add your project!

  3. such a cute idea, and they are adorable! It’s a shame you couldn’t add a waterproof liner with a drain that goes through the wooden drawer so the drawer won’t rot. Just a thought.

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