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Quick Tip #52: Old Drawer Turned Table

Last year we concluded 2017’s Decor Quick Tips on a high note. For those who can recall, it was the very fun idea of transforming old dresser drawers into quirky under-bed storage units. I have since stumbled upon so many clever DIY ideas on things to do with old dresser drawers – enough to keep us knee-deep in interesting tips for a good few months! So, without further ado, here is the latest playful tip in our “awesome stuff to do with old drawers” Decor Quick Tip miniseries…

#52  Have any old and unwanted dresser drawers gathering dust in the shed? Hold a sec before you toss it! Why not repurpose that old drawer into a quirky side table. All you have to do is attach some salvaged legs to the bottom of your drawer (even the folding legs of a TV tray would work). The style of your upcycled table will take cue from the drawer and legs you choose to use. Attach some tapering wooden cone legs for a Mid-century feel or use metal filing drawers for a more Industrial look. Give your drawer a fresh coat of paint or leave it natural or distressed if that is your chosen style. Choose a knob or handle that will complement your chosen table legs. 

Images Sources: The Driftwood HomeDecor Viva! & Happy Together.

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Décor Dictionary: Sofa Table

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Sofa Table: a high, long, narrow table positioned behind a sofa to display both decorative and functional items, such as lamps. Dating back to the late 18th century, sofa tables originally featured a drop leaf on either side and often contained one or more shallow drawers. Sofa tables have since evolved – gone are the drop leaves, although most modern sofa tables still have drawers. 

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Décor Dictionary: Refectory Table

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Refectory Table: a very long and narrow table with trestle-like legs which are joined by a low-slung stretcher. It was originally used as dining tables in the refectory, or rather dining hall, of monasteries during the medieval era. Secular use of the table spread to the Mediterranean and the rest of Europe during the late 16th century.

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Quick Tip #27: Old Doors As Tables

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Today we conclude our little Décor Quick Tip series on awesome things to do with old reclaimed doors…

#27  Give an old salvaged door a second life by transforming it into an one-of-a-kind Shabby Chic table. A full size internal or external door can easily serve as a 8-seater dining table. If your door has panelling or moulding, place a sheet of glass on top for a smooth surface to dine on. Smaller or narrower doors like those of old cabinets and armoires can also make for interesting rustic coffee and side tables, or as a beautiful console table in a foyer or hallway… 

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