10 New Ways To Repurpose An Old Dresser

10 New Ways To Repurpose An Old Dresser

How many times have you passed up a great old dresser at a yard sale because you weren't sure what to do with it? It happens to me all the time. Well, it turns out that there are lots of alternative ways to use a chest of drawers... they're not just for clothing anymore!   


1. Plant a little garden in an old dresser... a great alternative for those without a yard! [Photo: Hometalk]  

2. Create a storage bench for your entryway. Check out the tutorial here. [Photo: $10 DIY]

3. I love this upcycled drink station... this would be great on the back patio or as a small bar inside. Find out how to make your own here. [Photo: Country Living]

4. Add curtains to a hollowed-out dresser to make a puppet show theatre for the kids. [Photo: Catalogs.com

5. Create a multi-functional island in the kitchen. [Photo: Curbly

6. Turn a small chest of drawers into a bedside table with a pet bed underneath. Genius! [Photo: DIY Network]

7. Another great pet idea: use the bottom drawer for bowls, and transform the upper section into a food storage container. [Photo: Wedding Day DIY]

8. Remove all the drawers to create an open craft storage space. [Photo: Sew Many Ways]

9. Remove the top drawers and add a tension rod to transform a chest into a dress up closet. [Photo: Curbly]

10. Use those drawers you just removed to create rolling underbed storage boxes using this tutorial. [Photo: Martha Stewart]

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c on Apr 23, 2015:

I think #5 might be just what the doctor ordered!! Thanks for the ideas!!

Debra on Nov 23, 2014:

Lots of beds are high enough. And drawers are all different depths.

nancy on Sep 29, 2014:

Some great ideas here!  I like #3 especially!  But #10 - - - Who has a bed high enough to put rollers on a dresser drawer?  Not I, said the little red hen!

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