Have you ever had an old drawer lying around and didn’t know what to do with it? After transforming a dresser into a media stand, that’s exactly what happened to me. Inspiration finally hit, and I turned my old drawer into something useful…a storage ottoman. Let me share with you just how easy it was to make the transformation!
I have to admit I’ve really been enjoying this latest creation. I needed something to prop my feet up on when relaxing in the seating area of my bedroom. I began searching the house for ideas when I ran across this extra drawer left over from my dresser turned media stand project. It needed a new home, and I instantly imagined a comfy ottoman made from this drawer.
I really love the yellow chevrons I painted on these drawers, and since I had used the same paint from my leftover bedroom wall color when painting these I knew it was meant to be. It’s a perfect match for my bedroom!
My husband measured and cut me a piece of plywood for the top. I used an extra pillow I had around the house and some really cool fabric I found at Joann’s Fabrics to upholster the top. This fabric is cuddly and soft, and I knew my feet were going to love it!
OK, I’m done now. Well, not quite, but this is where my wonderful hubby stepped in and really helped me out. I love it when he helps me with my projects! When I asked him to attach the upholstered top to the drawer, he suggested we use hinges so we could use the ottoman for extra storage. Hello??? I love this man. What a great idea!! He used hinges to attach one side of the top to the drawer and voila- open and close for instant storage!
I knew I needed some extra height to my drawer, and I love casters, so I picked up a set at Lowe’s. We needed something extra for the casters to screw into since the wood on the drawer was thin, so we added small wood blocks to each corner before attaching the casters. You can see them in the picture above.
I love casters, and they added just the height I needed for this project. All that was left was to spray paint the handles and reattach them.
All done! What do you think of this drawer turned ottoman? I am in love with it, and I think it fits perfectly in our sitting area. The only problem is my sweet doggie, Lanie, sometimes thinks it’s her new bed and I have to fight with her over it. I see a new fuzzy pet bed in her future.
This actually was an easy project to make, and didn’t require a lot of cash because I had so much already on hand. All I had to buy was the fabric and casters. Sweet!
Maybe you have an extra drawer begging for a new life at your home? You can try out this project, or see how I made dog beds out of old drawers here. Stay tuned, because I still have one extra drawer lying around. It’s currently holding my sheet music beside my keyboard, but it may be doing something different next week! Who knows???