Upcycle Old Drawers into Shelves
Move your favorite items out of storage and to the wall for display (along with drawer they came from!)
Orphaned desk or dresser drawers—often spotted curbside—can enjoy a second go-round as decorative shelves. To make ones like these, cover the bottom of the drawers' interior with spray-adhesive-backed wallpaper in a colorful graphic pattern. Cut interior shelves to fit (we used ½-inch-thick poplar). Paint and let dry. Install shelves by tacking brads from the back and sides of the drawers. Hang the drawers using a metal French cleat kit (available at home centers for about $8). Then you'll have a shelf display that really stacks up.