Old Drawer Recycled to a Purse Organizer

We live on an alley. Needless to say, we find a lot of junk! One day, Haley found these 2 drawers sitting out there, just calling to her that they needed a new home. So they came home with us! Now just to figure out what to do with them!

I was talking with Lauren one day and mentioned that I didn’t know a good way to store my purses. They always seemed to be getting lost in my closet. Voila! An idea was born!

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We actually have 2 of these, but I will start out with just one today. I have a couple of ideas for the other one, but I have to pick which one! As you can see, they are pretty big drawers. They were 18 inches across, 23 inches tall and 9 inches deep.

closet and purse drawer makeover

Steve took apart the old cupboards in the laundry room to make space for the lockers, so we had a bunch of wood left from that. Since this would be going in the closet and wouldn’t be a show piece, we just used particle board for the shelves and dividers.

closet and purse drawer makeover boards

Steve even made the braces for the shelves to sit on. This was a completely free project!!

closet and purse drawer makeover shelf

I measured out some of my purses and then comparing that to the size of the drawer, I came up with the measurements for the cubbies. I wanted 3 large spaces on the bottom for large totes and bags, 4 small spaces for wallets and small handbags, and 2 on top for the medium size purses (sounds like the 3 bears!-sorry! Preschool teacher here!)

closet and purse drawer cubbies

Yep! I pulled all this out of my closet and this was just one corner! I found purses in every nook and cranny. I was putting them wherever I could find space. I pulled boots out too because the new organizer would be occupying that corner.

Closet and purse organizer

After a couple of coats of white paint, it was ready to bring in the house and organize!! I love how well it fit everything!

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I should be able to find what I am looking for now!

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These are the cubbies for the smaller purses and wallets.

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Here are the larger ones.

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I always love finding ways to get more organized and a way to recycle old stuff!

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Now I just have to figure out which idea to use for the other one! I will keep you updated! Have a wonderful week!

Sunshine and Blessings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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19 thoughts on “Old Drawer Recycled to a Purse Organizer

  1. paintedwhitesite says:

    Brilliant! I just made a post about how I turned some discarded drawers into wall cabinets and I decided to see what everyone else has used them for. Thats when I stumbled onto your post! Its perfect! Thanks for sharing β™‘

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  2. Mary-The Boondocks Blog says:

    What a great project this is. Now that you can find everything you are much more likely to use all of your things. This also happens to me a lot, I hide stuff in the closet and forget about them. Painting it white really makes it look great. Thank you for sharing over at Sweet inspiration

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  3. repurposingjunkie says:

    Pamela, this is a great repurpose! Love that price tag too! πŸ˜‰ Such a great way to organize your purses! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Inspiration!

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