From Doomed Dresser to Side Table

Jessica is sharing a fast and dirty side table project at Live Randomly Simple. While scoping out a soon-to-be-demolished house, she found an antique dresser with beautiful drawers that were “dingy, dirty, scratched and long forgotten about.” The drawers escaped the wrecking ball and came home with her.

antique-dresser-drawerA couple of weeks later, Jessica realized that her shabby chic bathroom would be the perfect spot to feature one of the drawers. She decided to create a side table to hold bathroom supplies. She fashioned table legs by cutting down support beams she’d salvaged from the house’s attic, then screwed them into place. In less than thirty minutes, Jessica became the proud owner of this rustic piece of awesome!

DIY-Drawer-Side-Table Check out her step-by-step instructions at Live Randomly Simple.


Decorating with Old Drawers

Karen of Redoux is no stranger to trashed furniture.  Most of the time she’s able to salvage pieces and turn them into something fabulous.  But there was one dresser…a dumpster find, it was in such bad shape that only the drawers were salvageable.

Redoux dresser drawers before

What to do with drawers that don’t have a dresser?  We’ll if you are Karen, you turn them into something pretty.  Karen painted these, added cute knobs, and filled them with mason jars and raffia.  Now, they look lovely as a centerpiece or countertop display.  Those mason jars will look absolutely adorable filled with flowers or pinwheels this spring.

Redoux dresser drawers after

You can read more about this project at Redoux.

What to Do with Extra Drawers

Here at Roadkill Rescue, we sometimes see dressers with missing drawers that force crafty people to get creative.  Today, Claire from Rustic Pig Designs shares her solution to the opposite problem: using drawers when the dresser isn’t useable.  I think you’ll agree her solution is fabulous!

Rustic Pig drawers before

Claire added legs to the drawers to create  wooden boxes.  Painting and stenciling the boxes transformed the junked drawers into completely adorable storage containers with a rustic country vibe.  What a terrific place to toss extra pillows from the bed or couch!  I love the whimsical drawer handles that Claire used, too.

Rustic Pig drawers after

You can get the details on this project at Rustic Pig Designs.