Sewing Drawers!

I have a bunch of vintage sewing drawers that I’ve collected and I was looking for uses for them that would help with storage and display around our nest.  
How about using them as plate storage or display racks in the kitchen?

You could paint them any color to match your decor and even attach whimsical drawer pulls.  They are hung using simple L brackets drilled into the wall and then underneath the drawer, along the edge.

Or how about using a sewing drawer as a picture ledge?

We added this one to the gallery wall in our living room and I just love it.  I can change up what’s displayed without having to remove nails or without having to create new holes!

I simply turned it upside down . . . (hung with L brackets)

. . . and voila!  A picture ledge!

By the way, that picture frame is one of the items I made for my sale next weekend :-)  I have a quite a few ready to sell with different colors and patterns!

Thank you for reading!


Linking to:

The Dedicated House
Between Naps on the Porch
Home Stories A to Z
Knick of Time
Coastal Charm
Savvy Southern Style
Funky Junk Interiors



  1. Oh I’d love to find some of those drawers! Beautiful styling!!

  2. Cute idea! I have a few in my garage that I am taking to the Barn Sale. Love the paint and cute drawer pull! How did you hang yours?

  3. I love your gallery wall. What caught my attention immediately was, “it is well with my soul”. What a treat for my eyes and my heart.

    The sewing boxes on the wall look great.

  4. Laura,
    What a fantastic idea!!! LOVE this in a kitchen or as a gallery wall!

  5. Awesome idea! I have some of those in the top of the garage – I need to get them out and use them in my sewing room to corral my patterns etc.! And turning one upside down to hold pictures would be a really fun way to mix it up! Thanks for this great idea!

  6. Love them! just got two set of drawers in their frames for $1/set!

  7. That’s a really fun idea-love your whole wall!

  8. Wow! Great styling. I’ve never seen those kinds of boxes, and I’ve been sewing for years! Your wall looks lovely!

  9. such a creative and fun idea! lovely!

  10. Such a great idea and I love the displays on the wall and the contrast of the plates with the cutting board and silver tray. I’ll be featuring you next week and there is a new “I Was Featured” button waiting there for you. Thanks for sharing at Knick of Time Tuesday!


  11. I’m so glad that I’m following you! What a clever idea. And your wall display is gorgeous. Thanks so much for the inspiration:)


  12. Looks great…love old sewing drawers too :) Laurel

  13. Laura, that is awesome! You smarty pants! Now I wish I had some old sewing drawers laying around…my mother just might. lol. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  14. I LOVE repurpose ideas, my favorite kind of ideas to collect on Pinterest! Great ideas!

  15. Hi, I love the drawer idea! New follower from Make it Pretty Monday linky party. Hope you will hop on over to see me @ The Painted Pear,

  16. I have some of those drawers and I have been wondering what to do with them, now I know. I came over from Knick of Time, and am now following you.I am Sandra from Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls

  17. Oh, I love them! They look great!
    I have never seen those drawers here, but I “need” some of them now, please!
    Besos from Argentina, Silvina

  18. What a great use for those draws! They are so creative and fun!

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