Door no more!

Door no more!
Shel found this sturdy old dresser for $50 and fixed it up for her daughter.  She opted to remove the doors and added a shelf to give her girl easy access to toys and books.  So now it’s a dresser and toybox all-in-one!  A droybox.  A tresser.  I’ll work on it.  
When my first son was born (ten years ago), I was excited to fill up a little bookcase for him too. But then my OCDness took over and I couldn’t handle looking at all those brightly colored, mismatched books of various heights, so I literally made a slipcover for the bookcase.  Right over the whole thing, yep. I convinced myself that it was to keep him from pulling the shelves down and ripping the books apart, but really, it was just for me.  I’m happy to report I have relaxed A LOT since then. 
Speaking of relaxing, keep scrolly scrolling down to see what Shel did with those doors she removed … they didn’t go to waste!

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  1. May 17, 2012 / 3:48 PM

    I love everything about this. What a great idea. And I love the use of the doors! I never would have thought of that.

    by the way, I totally get the ocd thing with the books all being different sizes 🙂 It happens haha

  2. May 17, 2012 / 4:43 PM

    Great usage of doors she removed, wonderful transformation for her daughter’s toy and clothing storage piece.

  3. May 17, 2012 / 5:14 PM

    I thought the second after was the reward of a job well done! Not the re purposed door! Haha!

  4. May 17, 2012 / 5:37 PM

    This is amazing! I always find hideous, old, scary furniture that no one wants, but to me it’s like gold! “One persons trash, is another persons treasure!”

  5. May 17, 2012 / 5:40 PM

    Fabulous AND to use the WHOLE thing, amazing! Can’t see a link to see what else this clever gal has done so hope she gets all these comments!

  6. May 17, 2012 / 7:48 PM

    Brillant! I need one of these, I’ll have to start checking Craigslist!

  7. May 17, 2012 / 10:07 PM

    That looks great, and what a nice tray idea!

  8. KathyL
    May 18, 2012 / 4:30 PM

    I love this, …am I seeing pink rhinestones in the drawer pulls or is the camera flash playing a trick? I hope its rhinestones….

  9. May 21, 2012 / 9:29 AM

    Greenacres This is what I am looking for. Everybody should follow your blog

  10. May 21, 2012 / 8:05 PM

    Now that’s one DIY idea I’m going to try. Door turned breakfast/wine/nibble tray…who know?

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