Friday, August 19, 2011

Recycled Shelving



While cleaning out our garage, Ev and I came across these old dresser drawers.  The broken dresser had long been discarded; however, we had kept the drawers to use as boxes when we moved into our house about a year and a half ago.  Being the type of people that do not like to throw things out, we immediately decided to turn these guys into our new shelves (which I had been on Ev for a while to make).  I cannot take credit for how these turned out, Ev cleaned, painted, and mounted these on the wall while I was at work a few weeks back.  I was so pleased with the outcome and will be checking campus dumpsters for dresser drawers to hang in the office, bedroom, and hobby room.  Just a quick, easy, cheap idea I thought was worth sharing!

supplies needed: old dresser drawers, paint, 3" nails
notes: don't forget to locate studs before nailing!  Otherwise, your shelves may come crashing down!!

10 comments:

Michael said...

That looks really good - and is a great idea. We also have a dresser that's just sitting in the extra bedroom that's not of any real use. I may just have to try something like that.

angela said...

What a cool idea! I never thought about that!

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Those shelves are so cool! What a great idea!

Courtney Erin said...

What a cool idea - and they look awesome!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Tim Wells said...

Very nice! You guys are so creative.

Colourful Buttons said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing :)

Have a great weekend,
Kaelyn
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Britni Farace said...

They look fantastic! Great idea :)

M said...

the splatter paint looks awesome!!!!

xx.M

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beks said...

that is such an awesome idea!

i love the paint job on the drawers too - looks like fun.

Kelly-Ann said...

Productive thought leads to beautiful result. Another small triumph :)