If you live in a small space, storage is at a premium. Vertical storage is a great solution for fitting more stuff into less space!
Just like vertical gardening, vertical storage takes advantage of height to help maximize a small area. Store-bought vertical storage solutions can be a little bit pricey, but when you make your own from reclaimed materials you save money and reduce your environmental impact! Bing, bang, boom!
I love these sweet vertical shelves that Samantha at the Douangphilas made out of salvaged dresser drawers. She ran across these empty drawers at a Habitat Restore, and it's surprisingly easy to find drawers without homes. So many folks leave old dressers out by the side of the road, and the outside gets ruined, but the drawers are sheltered and remain intact.
Keep an eye out for dilapidated old furniture, because even if you can't salvage the whole thing, this tutorial shows that you can even use parts to make something wonderful.
To make your own vertical storage from old dresser drawers, you will need:
- old dresser drawers
- damp rags, to clean your drawers
- paint and paint brushes
- fabric or contact paper
- coat hooks and screws (optional)
- long screws to mount the drawers to the wall
Ready to make your own vertical storage? Click here for the tutorial!