Sometimes you have a dresser that isn’t worth the time or effort to fix. Don’t get rid of it just yet. Use the drawers to build a shelf that is an unique and easy DIY. You can use two drawers for a shorter shelf or four for a taller one. Thanks to Recreated Designs for the idea.
Remember this thrift store dresser from my last post?
I picked it up for next to nothing and turned it into a a great piece for our cottage.
When I was done, I had 4 drawers left over from the bottom where I had made the cubbies and wanted to make something unique and not waste them. After playing around with them I found that they were the perfect size and height to build a nice, tall, vertical shelf.
In order to get the stack of drawers off of the ground, I added legs to the bottom drawer. I found these lovely legs at Home Depot, and, even though I would have preferred to use something upcycled, they were the perfect size and height.
Tip: Add legs by marking and drilling 4 holes. Add a little wood glue into the hole and screw in the legs. Turn over and once they are level, leave to dry.
Images from Recreated Designs.
For the full instructions visit Recreated Designs.