Monday, July 1, 2013

Unused drawers project

You know the feeling when you do a project (my Ikea recycle/trash cart), 

and you are left with things that you don't want to throw away 
(drawers)?

recycle-trash cart
Well, maybe I am just one of those people...
So here I was left with 3 unused drawers.
I also had eight little plastic 

wheels, the one that come with those plastic stackable drawers. 
I knew those little wheels would come handy some day.
The drawers were already white, 
and all I had to do was to drill four holes on the bottom of each drawer.
Useful tip: start with a drill bit that is small, and gradually change it to a bigger one, and finally use the correct drill bit size for the hole you need. 
This will prevent the wood from cracking.
Moving on,
after you are done drilling the holes, 
insert the wheels at the bottom 
and you are done.


I placed one drawer under each bed 
(at the foot of the bed).
The left picture shows you what it looks like once the bed cover is on.

I told the girls that it is their special drawer, and they can put their special things in it.
They think it's super cool.

This project cost me nothing,
and it's a perfect to add hidden storage space.

Stay Frugal,

21 comments:

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Daniela, Now this is a fabulous idea. I would never have thought of putting wheels on drawers to turn them into under the bed storage. It is amazing how you keep coming up with these thrifty ideas.
Your daughters must be thrilled to have their own secret drawers and I should imagine they are being filled with lovely things as we speak.
Have a lovely day.
Best Wishes
Daphne

Rhonda Sue said...

Great idea. Girls always need more storage.

Kelly said...

You are SO clever! I don't think I would've thought of that. I love that idea! The girls are probably loving having their own "treasure" drawer under their bed.

Lena said...

Funny, when I've read the sentence of what to do with the drawers, under-bed storage was the first thing that came to my mind:) You can never have too much storage :)

NanaDiana said...

What a great idea and I love that the kids have their own special "drawer" for all things magical and marvelous- xo Diana

Jeanne Ireland said...

Brilliant! No cost and brilliant- even better!

Revi said...

Yet another winner! I love the storage ideas. :)

livingsimplyfree said...

No, Daniela, you aren't the only one who wouldn't toss out those drawers, or anything else functional. I love the drawers and am looking for some for my place to do something very similar to store things for the grandkids in my apartment.

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

LOVE this idea Daniela!! So awesome, and it is always great for the kids to have their own special place. Thanks!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
You earn big kudos for this solution! How your little girls must love their magical Mama. I am wondering if we still got those wheels that came as a replacement for one of our carry on since they made so much noise at the airports. This would work perfect for using them in a very clever way.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

must love junk said...

You never cease to amaze me with your creativity! Love the way you repurposed these! :)
Susan

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

You, my friend, are brilliant.

Kim Hood said...

Great idea! You are one smart woman. Thanks for sharing your terrific idea - wheels in my head are turning. :-)
His blessings,
Kim @ Curtain Queen

Ashleyncola said...

I've got the empty drawers and the rollers to do this! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ashley @3littlegreenwoods.com

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

That's the perfect use for these drawers. Who couldn;t use more storage. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Cristina Garay said...

What a perfect way to repurposed them! Storage space is always welcome!

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

What a fabulous idea, and great way to use those drawers! Brilliant!

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love this idea so much! I have some old drawers, too! Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Happy 4th of July!
Hugs,
Patti

Suzan Sweatman said...

Brilliant Dani!!!
And not just for little girls either:)
XOX

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Libby said...

That was the perfect project! "Waste not, want not" as the adage goes. :-)