Dresser Drawer Makeover

Do you have an old dresser that you’re not using or are looking to give a face lift?  How about just giving the drawers a new use.


I found these drawers sitting on the side of the road just waiting to be picked up and loved.  I don’t know what happened to the body of the dresser but I didn’t care because I’ve been wanting to make some storage bins out of drawers but didn’t have any and had been looking for some.


I started by filling in the holes with putty and sanding the old paint to rough it up a little.  It’s important to lightly sand if you want your primer and paint to adhere.


I then primed with a Krylon spray primer made for wood and let dry.



I then painted the drawer with a Krylon spray paint in a cream color.  When dry I sanded the edges to add some character, added a handle, and attached wheels or legs to the bottom.


The drawers with the wheels are going to be great storage for under a bed, to be rolled around for kid’s toys, or for anything you can imagine.  The drawer with the legs would make a great dog bed, a planter, or to add a unique piece to any room.

How about adding some wall paper or scrapbook paper to the front with Mod Podge or add a vinyl word or number.  There are so many possibilities.

Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.


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