A while ago I saw a magazine cover at work where an entire headboard was made out of old dresser drawers. I've been trying to find the picture of it online, and I think its a lost cause, since I can't remember the name of the magazine. In the mean time I've found other concepts, such as this:
|Drawers used to make a modular bookcase|
Finding the drawers in the first place was the hardest part of this whole project. I was hoping I would just serendipitously find them on the side of the road, but that hasn't happened yet, so I wound up posting an ad on craigslist. 1 person actually responded, and I picked up these 4 great drawers. They were the perfect size to use as mass market bookshelves.
The paper in the bottom of them needed to come out, and they needed a good cleaning, but otherwise they were in great shape. Any they had awesome handles!!!
I removed the hardware and spray-painted them my favorite moss/sage green, and then re-installed the drawer-pulls. I didn't feel like doing the measuring and math, but luckily Henry wanted to play, so he hung them up on the wall for me. We used "large safety spring Flush Mount Hangers"to hang them, and they seem to work really well.
My bookshelf was stacked double thick with mass markets, so these drawers were great to actually be able to start organizing them!! Don't judge our nerdy science fiction tastes... I love how they turned out!
Now I have three other blank white walls in our spare bedroom to deal with, and still have trade paperbacks double stacked on the bookshelf. Anyone got any drawers?