All About the Furniture: Crafty Storage Dressers
Hello, it’s Suzanne here with a look at some pretty crafty storage dressers today! These dressers range from minor creative alterations to full repurposing. I love to re-use and re-purpose what I already have on hand, and sometimes that means using pieces in non-traditional ways. When my son received a new bedroom set a few years ago, we were left with a dresser and nightstand that no one wanted or needed at the time. Desperately looking for extra storage for my scrapbooking supplies one day, I came across the forgotten dresser and decided that this would be a great place to store some of my stash!
This got me to thinking about old dressers, and if others also use them for craft supply storage. After searching through Pinterest, I can certainly say that many of you are also using your dressers for craft storage. Take a look at what I came across for creative storage options…
Dresser for Basket Storage
This dresser had the doors removed, was repainted. and then had the empty shelves filled with roomy baskets. The baskets are easy to see through, and have been labeled for ultimate craft organization.
Dresser for Fabric Storage
This pretty, pink dresser houses a ton of rainbow fabric. Color-coordinated and neatly organized fabric is easy to store and easy to find.
Dresser for General Craft Supply Storage
This drawer organizes an array of craft supplies and accessories. The inserts inside provide much needed organization for such a large drawer. Having like-items corralled together makes it easier to find what you need for your projects.
Existing Dresser with Side Storage Added
This idea is just genius! Can you guess what type of “shelving” was added to this dresser? Spice racks! That’s right, plain wooden spice racks were painted white and attached to the sides of the dresser. You could add your crafting magazines, how-to books, die cuts, etc. What about pretty, colorful ribbon spools, Washi tape, paints, or spice jars filled with small embellishments?
Dresser to Scrapbook Desk
This desk is amazing! It all started with an old dresser, a can of paint, and a vision. A larger top was added to give the desk some extra length and depth from the narrow dresser top it once was. And, those beautiful drawers remained, offering ample space for hidden supply storage. If you would like to see additional pictures, there is a nice tutorial on this desk on Nicole’s blog.
Do you have an old dresser sitting around that is just waiting to be re-purposed as craft supply storage? It is absolutely amazing at what some new paint and hardware can do to transform a piece of furniture. And with Pinterest and YouTube at our disposal there is not much stopping us from getting that perfect storage piece we are all looking for!