old dresser drawers used as shadow boxes on wall, easy upgrades around the home for the whole year
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September: A New Life for Old Drawers

Orphaned desk or dresser drawers—often spotted curbside—can enjoy a second go-round as decorative shelves. To make ones like these, cover the bottom of the drawers' interior with spray-adhesive-backed wallpaper in a colorful graphic pattern. Cut interior shelves to fit (we used ½-inch-thick poplar). Paint and let dry. Install shelves by tacking brads from the back and sides of the drawers. Hang the drawers using a metal French cleat kit (available at home centers for about $8). Then you'll have a shelf display that really stacks up.
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