Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Trash to Treasure: Drawer Front Coat Rack

Last week inspiration and supplies met in such a timely way. On Monday, I got this little dresser for free at a very cool Craigslist "curb alert."

Small chest

Then on Wednesday I was inspired by these drawer front hangers on Design Sponge.

Lucky for me, I just happen to have an extra drawer, some power tools, and a bag full of bits and bobs from old projects !
Drawer Front

First I used the Handisaw to cut off the drawer front. It worked fine. Then cleaned up the back a bit. I happen to have two knobs left over from this old dresser. (Maybe someday I will switch them out for some cool Anthro knobs, but so far this is a completely free project.) I carefully measured and drilled holes for two more knobs. I added a picture hanger thingy to the back and scrubbed the whole thing with a Mr. Clean Sponge.


For now I like the yellows, though I am thinking of many other places and colors this could go.
Drawer Front Hanger

If you are a fan of DYI makeovers of all sorts of things, check:
Trash to Treasure at Reinvented


CHER said...

Oh wow Jane, I love this project!!! As a matter of fact, I have some drawer fronts outside in an old camper that was supposed to be hauled out this weekend. Thanking God now that it was not hauled away yet!!! I am out to do some salvage!!!!Have a blessed day!!! Cher

Nutsy Coco said...

Nice! I saw that project on Design Sponge too and thought it was a cool idea.

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Very cute and clever. Love the toes that got in the photo too!

Deana said...

hi Jane!

What a clever idea!! Nothin better than free!!!

ps. thanks for visiting my blog. I'm so glad you enjoyed the bird feeder project

Tia said...

CUTE! And it doesn't get any better than free. :o)

ChesterAndDonkey said...

Great work! It's so fun to experiment, especially when you get the stuff for free. Can't wait to see more!!!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Very good use for those curb alert drawer fronts. Looks very nice on your wall.

Maridith said...

Now that is cute. I would never of thought of that! Very clever and functional!

HollyLynne said...


Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

What a great project! Hey, you can't beat free, right? I like how you took an idea that you saw online and went right to work to create your own variation. Nice! Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello!


abeachcottage said...

wow I really like this, great job, I wouldn't of thought of doing that with an old dresser, which is why I love blogland!


Unknown said...

Way cool. Great interpretation of the Design Sponge post. What did you do with the rest of the dresser?
thanks for linking up to Trash to Treasure!

sara said...

Ooooh I love your dresser drawer hanger thing! Adorable!

Ruth said...

I love it!! What a great idea.


Sarah said...

Jane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your gosh darn blog had not been updating on bloglines and I didn't know it. It just updated 15 posts at once. I've missed so much, sob.