– From Drawers to Shelves

I’ve been seeing all the rustic wood look over blogland and I’ve been drooling.From reclaimed wood to old doors to all those palettes as coffee tables, all of these are my favorites.I want that look, I really want that look but of course, I don’t know how to use a jigsaw 🙁
Finally, I got an idea …I have a small wooden cabinet sitting in my garage for about 7 months now. It was collecting dust. I love its rustic feel but I didn’t have any use for it in my home. I pulled its drawers and hung them as shelves. I needed an extra storage in my kitchen and it was the best solution to cover that empty wall of my kitchen.

This is the before picture of the cabinet

One picture of my kitchen table/office 🙂

And here is how it looks now:


I mentioned before in later posts that I wanted to have 4 different chairs, paint them one color and use the same fabric to upholster them but after I stained and upholstered this bench ( you can check it out here)  I fell in love with it and just used 2 different chairs instead. You can see these chairs here and here.

A picture without my gold and yellow mug
A picture of my gold and yellow mug


Yellow and gold it matches my decor


The tablecloth is actually a shower curtain but I loved its pattern and I didn’t care cause no one will notice
I just love these knobs
It was the easiest project, just glued some picture hangers at the back of the drawer and hung them and in case I changed my mind I can still use them as drawers


So what about you? do you love the rustic look? did I achieve the rustic feel in my kitchen?
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0 thoughts on “– From Drawers to Shelves

  1. I think this is a great idea..I love the old wood look. Could you use the tall wooden drawer stand as a shelf if you turned it the other way and hung it up? I have that same bird cage…never thought to paint it..I might just give it a fresh coat of paint now lol.

    All the best,

  2. What a creative idea! I thought that the next time I saw an abandoned dresser on the side of the road, that I could turn the drawers into pull-outs underneath our cribs/beds (with castors attached underneath). I hadn't thought to turn drawers into shelves. So great!
    (I'm also totally in love with your chairs. I have dreams of teal furniture in our kitchen….one day. There are too many other projects on the go right now!
    What paint colour did you use on your chairs?

  3. I love reusing old drawers too – yours look absolutely wonderful!

    I hope you'll drop by and share this at Knick of Time Tuesday!

    Angie @ Knick of Time

  4. Wow, that doesn't even look like the same table area. It looks fantastic. Love the drawer/shelves, and all the furniture you brought up to the table. Really love it! Paula

  5. I love it! I've been trying to think of an idea to display my grandmother's tea cup collection in a more modern way…………. I think this will be perfect. Thanks for the great post.

    Becoming a follower to keep up with your other great ideas! You'll have to stop by my blog sometime if you get a chance.



  6. This is SO lovely! The whole room is fantastic, but these little cubby shelves are such a unique addition. I added this to my Home Inspirations pinterest board : )
    Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

  7. what a unique idea – love it and your kitchen is darling, especially your chairs! Please stop over to enter my giveaway for digital scrapbook software!

  8. What a great idea!!!! I love using drawers as shelves, but this is the best idea I have ever seen, so totally cute! And way to think out of the box using a shower curtain as a tablecloth. I would love to share your "smartness" on my blog if that is ok with you? My blog name is Ms Smartie Pants and when I see someone do something really smart I like to show them off. Would that be ok with you?

  9. This is so cute!! I must try doing this to our dining room (when we get around to doing something with it…right now its empty)…we are going for a rustic old world chic and this will be perfect! We also have lots of neat mugs from our travels and I have been wanting to find a way to store them and this would show them off as well! Thanks so much!

    I am your newest follower and i LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog!!

    <3 Michelle

  10. Looks fantastic! You could hang some funky beads from the pulls. Hey, did you think of putting the bench against the wall?

  11. I absolutely LOVE this!!!

    In fact, I love the whole room…the patterns, the colors…EVERYTHING, and I'm featuring it all tomorrow at Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL!


  12. So fresh, and cool use of the drawers…makes me go hmmm…exactly why I love blogs. You could even hang an old key or Christmas ornament from the little handle. I love your colors and the Bohemian flair the yellow bird cage gives it.

  13. That is such a clever idea! And it makes it look so cute! Great idea!
    I also noticed your bench – would you believe I have the exact same one which I am redoing now! Great table and chairs as well – so pretty and colorful!
    I am so glad you came by to link up to the party at Embracing Change!
    Please come back this week again! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  14. I love the color palette you used. Everything looks so fresh and pretty==especially the gorgeous chairs! Great idea with the little drawers. The wood finish is perfect and they look wonderful with the rest of your decor.

  15. 92 comments! Well done…your little nook is wonderful. I adore all the colors and the bird house is to die for. I'm visiting from Funky Junk. Followed you on Linky, GFC and liked your FB page. I love your blog title. When I was growing up that was my mother's mantra. :o)

  16. WOW – love your nook! Job well done! I am your newest follower – please visit my blog and say hello! I love to make new bloggy friends and follow me back if you would like to keep in touch 🙂 Heather

  17. Hi, I hopped over from Funky Junk Interiors blog party. I love this little corner of your kitchen. the colors are so vibrant and cheery. I love the use of the old drawers. What a fun idea!

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