Old drawers get their second chance – 15 great craft ideas

Old drawers as a bathroom shelf

Give old drawers a second chance

Think sustainable and instead of buying a new shelf or ready-made chest of drawers, look in the basement or in the garage - maybe you'll find some old drawers there. They can take them out of dusty cabinets or shabby dressers and bring them back to life.

Today we present you 15 creative ideas for DIY furniture and other home furnishings. You will be surprised how useful and multifunctional old drawers can be. With minimal effort, original kitchen and wall shelves, towel racks and clothes hooks as well as notice boards and even dog houses are created. So take a look at all the imaginative tips from our collection and decide which ones are the most suitable for your home. Maybe you just need more storage space under the bed or you want to plant a few flowers and have no flowerpot left over. Even for these cases we have the solution here.

The handles of the old drawers are perfect as clothes hooks on the wall

old drawers as coat hooks




The Old Dresser becomes a wonderful herb garden

Drawers as a target

Attach rolls under the drawers and use them as underbedded compartments

Drawers on rolls under the bed



If the drawers are small, they quickly become photo frames and with a little wire, you can even attach your earrings there

old drawers for your photos

An old drawer can also be very versatile

drawers kitchen counter and wall shelf

Attached to the wall, the drawers form an entire shelving system

old drawers kitchen shelf

For the good organization or your favorite photos

old drawers pin board

Your dog will be very happy about it too

old drawers chic dog house with umbrella

Such a bookshelf you can still leave for an authentic effect, too, with the scuff marks

old drawers narrow bookshelf

  Vintage stool in shabby chic look

old drawers shabby chic stool

So your jewelry will always be well arranged and beautifully displayed

old drawers jewelry pad

You can design several old drawers as a headboard for your bed

old drawers wall shelf headboard

It's also quite simple with the help of a belt

old drawers wall shelf with leather belt

Make a cover for the drawer out of cardboard or wood and your new chest is ready

old drawers white wooden chest

And, have we promised too much? How do you like these DIY ideas? Do you already know where you stowed old drawers?