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    Default Came across an awesome re-purposing tip

    I was browsing thru one of my Yahoo groups, and the topic was re-purposing things for organizational uses. Well this one member posted that she had an old dresser that was headed for the garbage, however a couple of the drawers were still ok. So she took 2 of them, put casters on them, and now uses them under her daughter's bed for storing barbie dolls and craft items. She painted and stenciled them too.

    I thought that was an excellent idea. Think of how much space you can save by doing that. I know when you buy those actual under-the-bed wooden drawers, they're a small fortune too.

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    Mahalo for sharing this tip - great idea!!

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    Wow, such a great idea and I love these kind of tips! The word dresser always gets my attention. I love to paint/stain/refurnish dressers or find great uses for them. Thanks for sharing.

    Instead of buying an expensive tool box thingy for the dh, we have an old dresser that is going to good use.

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    ~Yes, I've seen this idea as well. I frequently see ugly laminate dressers out in peoples garbage so there's enough free source material. I'll be looking for some myself when I replace our box-spring with an actual bed frame later this year.
    You can also take smaller drawers and stand them on their sides for bookshelves or hang them for curio cabinets/shadow boxes.~

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    Great idea. I have an old dresser that I was thinking about what to do with it. I could do that and then use it for hobby stuff, and easily moveable too.

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    wow! This tip couldn't have come at a better time! Thank you for sharing!!

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    Wow, that is a really great idea! I have extra drawers and could use organizing under my bed so thank you so much for sharing!




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    That's a great idea.

    A while back my BIL took his old floor model TV that had broken. Took out all the TV innards and made a great looking desk out of it. He cut off the bottom front (that had the decorative trim on it) so the chair could push in. Then he made a drawer and used the decorative piece he cut off as a drawer front. It was really a nice repurposing of something that would have ended up in the land fill.

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    Dresser drawers also make great bookshelves (take off the handles and stack 'em) or deep shadowboxes! YOu can also use the dresser itself to store almost anything flat usually: fabric or paper (as on shelves, put masonite or something solid over the runners/holes).

    Judi
    Last edited by Judi Dial; 07-24-2009 at 08:50 AM.

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    What a NEAT idea!!! Another thing you can do if you have a dresser with NO drawers in it is to put shelves in it instead. I've seen it done on decorating shows. You just cut wood to fit, and slide it in as shelves.

    I use my great aunt's old small dresser that was given to me in my kitchen to hold kitchen linens, and on top is our microwave! It's VERY handy, and looks adorable!!!

    Tracy Q.

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