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New Use for Old Drawers: A Laundry Room Re-Vamp

by on Mar 18, 2011

We recently moved into a rental condo where, among a bazillion other rules, we can’t paint our walls.  Which is unfortunate, because the last tennants “touched up” with flat paint over the existing eggshell finish.  It makes for an interesting pattern on the walls, but I digress.  Our drab laundry room not only was white beyond all sterile imagining, but it had zero shelving or storage.  The solution to our blah laundry room was found in a few castaways.  

A couple cast-off drawers found at a thrift store found new life with a coat of paint I had in the garage.  Using other items I had stashed around the condo, it was simple and cheap to make functional shelving that also added that desperately needed punch of color and fun to the room.

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Don’t feel bad stripping a desk or dresser of its drawers for this purpose; the empty shell can be repurposed as well, like into a play kitchen for those kiddos that create all that dirty laundry. 

Sometimes, I am amazed what a little paint can do to a project.

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Now there is a place for everything (even those lonely socks), and everything is in its place.

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This nearly costless re-vamp made me a lot happier to enter my laundry room.  Now I need the courage to enter that room with actual laundry.

Have you repurposed lately?

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