When it comes to decorating your home on a budget you’ve got to think outside the box. So let’s not waste any time and get started on how you can Upcycle Drawers into Shelving.

Drawer Shelving

Whether you are decorating your dream home or a rental property you don’t need to spend a lot of money to turn your home into a designers paradise. Sometimes you’ve just got to think outside of the box to achieve a beautiful home on a budget.

One of my favorite things to pick up at my local ReStore are drawers. They are a dime a dozen and often come from 70’s style kitchens. With a little TLC these drawers can become one of your favorite projects. A few of my favorites are the Upcycled Corkboard and the Under Bed Storage. Now today we are taking these drawers and turning them into shelving. It’s really pretty simple!


The first step of the project is to make your new shelf pretty! To do this begin by removing the handle and any hardware.

Next, sand down any flaking paint or bad spots with the sand paper.

Once your drawer is prepped and cleaned with Krud Kutter you are ready to apply your paint. Be sure that the first coat of the spray paint is light and still tacky and apply your second layer, let dry. Depending on the color you are covering you could possibly use a third coat.

Next get your drawer ready to be hung. Now depending on the size of your drawer you’ll want to attach one or two sawtooth hangers to the back of the drawer. Once the hanger(s) is secure you can place the hardware on the drawer for the handle and hang onto the wall.

Drawer Shelving 2

There is no right or wrong way to do this. You can hang one or a few shelves onto the wall. You could even bevel out the drawer and place glass in to create a shadow box. There’s so many possibilities when it comes to upcycling drawers. I’ll have many more projects coming soon that involve drawers 😉 Until then…

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