15 Different Uses for Drawers

Hi, everyone!

You know I love to upcycle things, and last week I found two drawers. One of them is quite big and the other is small. The small one is holding some of my craft supplies, but I was wondering what to do with the bigger one. So I headed over the internet to get some ideas and I found quite a lot of good ones and I want to share them with you.

1. As a storage box.

Storage Box

Via 2IY

2. As jewelry holder

Jewelry Holder

Via The North End Loft

3. As pot and flower holder


Via My Sweet Things

4. As a table


Via Recyclart

5.As a bookself

Book Shelf

Via Addison Meadows Lane

6. As a bathroom shelf

Bathroom Shelf

Via Web

7. As a lamp


Via Web

8. As a cutlery holder

Cutlery Holder

Via The Old Painted Cottage

9. As a tray


Via The Thriftress

10. As a ladder shelf

Ladder Shelf

Via Housologie

11. As a dog bed

Pet Bed

Via Yankee Magazine

12. As an ottoman


Via Christine Coastal Treasures

13. As a command center

Command Center

Via My Repurposed Life

14. As a planter

Herb Planter

Via Web

15. As under bed storage

Under Bed Storage

Via Olive and Love

   15 Different Uses for Drawers

What do you think? Aren’t all of them wonderful? Now let’s look for more drawers!

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    • Pili says:

      Hi, Heather! Yes, that one is so original, I would have never thought using a drawer for that…
      Thanks for stopping by and welcome to my crazy corner!

  1. sue says:

    I love them all. I think my favourite is the storage box, but then I also like the flower box and the gorgeous puppy! Thanks Pili for sharing another lovely post with us at #AnythingGoes.

  2. Tricia@MissSippipiddlin says:

    What great ideas for re-using an old or new drawer! You are so very creative! I am so impressed with all the different ways to use them! I really like the shelf ladder, it doesn’t take up much room and would be perfect for a bathroom! Thanks for sharing!

    • Pili says:

      Hi, Tricia! I love re-using or re-purposing things we have at home. I think the shelf ladder is great too.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Kaye Swain says:

    Soooo cute. Thanks for the great and creative ideas! I loved the first one especially. Very unique. Then again, the doggy bed was adorable. Thanks for a lovely visit 🙂


    • Pili says:

      Kaye, thanks so much for stopping by and your kind comments. There are so many different ways to repurpose unused drawers or things in general… I’m amazed on how much people go green 🙂

  4. Debbie says:

    I wanted to pick one or two as my favorite to comment about, but it’s impossible.
    With creativity, one can do really nice things.
    Thanks for sharing it on #tiptuesday .

  5. Amanda says:

    These are some great ideas–makes me rethink the sad old drawers I see at thrift stores and estate sales all the time. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

  6. Life Loving says:

    What a fantastic collection. I particularly like the lamp that has been made out of draws. It’s been done in such a clever way.

    Sally @ Life Loving

    • Pili says:

      Yes, the lamp is gorgeous. I tried to find the source so hard but I had no luck, what a shame…
      Thanks for stopping by, Sally!

  7. Life Loving says:

    What a fantastic collection. I particularly like the lamp that has been made out of drawers. It’s been done in such a clever way.

    Sally @ Life Loving

  8. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says:

    There are so many projects here that I love! The creativity astounds me! My favorites are your drawer, with the plant and the French Graphic, I love the ottoman, the teal/turquoise-it’s gorgeous, and the under the bed storage! Love it!

    • Pili says:

      You’re right, Lianne! Fabulous ideas, creative minds out there.
      Welcome, and thanks for commenting!

  9. Lissette says:

    I am seriously going to take some of these ideas and use them in my house, because how great is this! Pinning it as well. Thanks again for sharing and participating in the #FFBH.

  10. Jamie says:

    Those are amazing!! I love making something new from something old. Helps it to live on in a new way!! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

    • Pili says:

      My pleasure, Laurel!! It’s so lovely! I’m sure it will inspire a lot of people to make their own.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Winepine says:

    Great idea. It’s customary in my home to remove shelves to lighten the weight of an armoire or chest of drawers that’s on it’s way out. Now I know what to do with the drawers!

    One question: Have you ever tried similar projects with wooden wine crates? They work well for planters and shelving options and give a chateau-chic accent to the decor.

    If your looking for original wine boxes or crates for future decorative projects visit Winepine

    • Pili says:

      Hi! Yes, wine crates are wonderful for crafts projects as well. I’ve used them several times, but I still need to set up the post to show them.
      Thanks so much for stopping by! Love you wine crates!

  12. Lindi says:

    This is a great round-up! I LOVE the creativity seen here! I’m featuring this round-up at the Talented Tuesday party on my page. I hope you’ll stop by and say hi!

  13. Aspen Jay says:

    Hi Pili,
    Wow, people are so creative! Such clever ideas that look great! Thanks for sharing your list with us at Talented Tuesday.

  14. Amanda says:

    This collection is mad crazy, I love it. Just wanted to stop in and tell you it will be featured over on our Friday party. And I will so be trying that jewelry holder, mine is a mess on one of those 7.99 holders that supposed to help keep you organized… Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  16. Linda says:

    I’ve got a hoard of old drawers I’ve been wanting to do something with. Very inspiring. Shared on facebook also. Pinned. Linda

  17. Mimi says:

    What a great assemblage of ideas Pili! That little doggie in it’s little bed…too cute for words! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frugal this week. Love, Mimi xxx

    • Pili says:

      Thanks, Mimi! Love to be able to inspire others re-using their drawers instead of getting rid of them

    • Pili says:

      Hi, Elizabeth! So happy you can find some inspiration here! You have now more options for your cute drawers 🙂

    • Pili says:

      Yes, I feel the same!! I have some drawers here and can’t decide which one to do!
      Thanks for visiting!

  18. Becky Davidson says:

    Love all the different ideas… Really like the one for flower planters. What would you use in the bottom of the drawer to protect it from the water, when watering your flowers??

    • Pili says:

      Hi Becky,

      I would take a thick plastic and attach it to the drawer with a staple gun. I guess that would help the wood not get soaked when watering the flowers. It may need some holes at the bottom for drainage.

  19. Kathy A says:

    Thank you for the great roundup. I am planning to do one as a bathroom shelf; I hate woodworking so I am going to cut small dowels to fit into the desk drawer divider grooves. It will be turquoise with flamingo paper on the back so it goes with the tacky tongue-in-cheek decor!

    • Pili says:

      Kathy I am sure it will look stunning! Turquoise and flamingo paper make a great combo, I’d love to see it when you finish it

  20. maria says:

    This is such a delight to look at. I could spend all day looking at these kinds of amazing projects with drawers. One is more cuter than the other.

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