My featured project today is a super EASY under bed storage solution using reclaimed dresser drawers from an antique hand hewn dresser
Welcome to Finish Up February, another Loverly Blog Hop featuring projects some of my blogging friends as we inspire each other to finish up projects around the house.
We all have projects that never seem to get finished because life gets in the way.
Having friends to help support you kinda makes it easier to check off something else off our to do lists!
My project is a super EASY.
Who doesn’t love an easy project?
An easy project that creates extra storage is just gold!
I think one of the most forgotten storage spaces in our homes is under our beds.
Now, I am not sure about you but when you think about what’s hiding under your bed
like dust bunnies
or a couple of stray socks
or the perfect hiding place for your kids
Well, no mater what is under your bed
let’s make good use of that space by creating a super easy storage solution
and maybe save a little room for our pets
(but not monsters)
Are you ready for this super easy DIY that will give you extra storage space?
Here’s what you need to get started:
- sturdy old dresser drawers
- swivel casters w/screws
- old quilt or liner (optional)
Now for tools:
- a pencil or marker
- power drill
- drill bit for machine screw holes
- screw driver or pliers to help tighten the nuts
So this is where it started
A beautiful, antique hand hewn dresser, but it was falling apart
The top was split and the joints were broken
but the drawers were in great shape!
I decided to use 2 of the drawers for my project.
They are nice and roomy
and the perfect height to fit under the bed
I found these metal swivel wheels on sale at Hobby Lobby
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Once you have your swivel wheels, flip your drawer upside down
and place the wheels on the bottom of the drawer to find the best placement
if you have a supervisor, like my tortie Lulu, give her some pets
Since this drawer was hand made, the bottom is actually beveled
The swivel casters need to be placed on a flat section of the drawer
Once you place the wheels, mark the holes with a pencil or marker
then drill holes for the screws using a bit just slightly larger than the diameter of the screws
Once you have the holes drilled, attach the swivel wheels with the screws that came with the wheels
Unless the depth of the wood is thicker than your screws
They aren’t long enough, so I couldn’t secure the nuts
Luckily, I had plenty of longer screws in my supplies
now that I have the right length screw, I can attach the wheels
Repeat the process for all 4 wheels
How easy was that?
Now I wanted to use my under bed storage drawers for shoes
So I found an old quilt and cut it just a bit larger than the inside of the drawer
Then I folder the edges under to make is fit snug.
It provides a bit of protection so the shoes don’t get scuffed
You can really store anything in them underbed storage drawers
I actually planned to use drawers under my bed as storage for some of my favorite shoes
This DIY was so easy and now I can roll the drawer under my bed and tuck my shoes away
They roll easily back and forth, so I can access my shoes whenever I need a pair of heels
And there is still enough space for the kitties to hide out
(but no room for monsters under the bed!)
Wasn’t that the easiest under bed storage solution?
Now if you don’t have spare dresser drawers hanging around, here are a few great options for under bed storage
Could you use underbed storage like this?
I am so glad I go this project finally finished!
Speaking of finishing up projects, I few of my friend are sharing their projects for Finish Up February.
Kimberly over at From Farmhouse to Florida is sharing creative ways to organize your home office
Kristen from Fifth Sparrow No More shows us a charming way to repurpose a doll dresser
Dara from Roots of Home is sharing a gorgeous table makeover
Don’t forget to save the projects for later – Let’s get Pinning!