Furniture Upcycle: Old Drawer Transformed To Ottoman

Do you have an old dresser lying around?  This furniture upcycle transforms one of the drawers into a functional and charming storage ottoman!

The thing to remember about furniture is that many pieces start off as a basic box structure.  If you can keep that image in mind when shopping thrift stores, or even your own attic or garage, it’s much easier to envision how to bring old pieces back to life.  Just look for pieces with quality construction so that your new piece can stand several more years of use.

That concept is brought to life with this beautiful ottoman project that started with the box frame of an old drawer.  You could easily make one of these, personalizing to your taste.  Change the paint color, fabric and feet and you have a one of a kind piece that is full of your own personality!



Beyond The Picket Fence has made this lovely storage unit by simply adding legs and a top to the old drawer.  What a cute and useful addition to any living space!



Here are the supplies that you need to make this functional furniture upcycle:


  • Old drawer
  • Plywood top, cut to size
  • 2 2x4s, cut to size
  • feet or casters if you want yours to roll

Padded top

  • foam and batting
  • fabric
  • staple gun
  • piano hinge
Check out more details at Beyond The Picket Fence.


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