Vintage Drawer Message Center

When I found this very unusual piece
on the side of the road at first I wasn't sure
how this could be repurposed.

Organizer created from a castoff trunk

It was old and it was unusual but it was empty. There were no shelves, no bottom... nothing inside.

The first project I made from this unusual piece of furniture 
was when I used the doors to create this Pedestal Chalkboard.

For this project I could remove all that awesome hardware...

Until I realized how cool the drawers were!

Organizer created from a castoff trunk

Four gorgeous antique drawers with some very unique hardware.

I've created using antique drawers before... and loved the results.

So you can see where I'm going with these...

I started out with chalkboard and music pages.

Organizer created from a castoff trunk

I added cork, a little wooden crate that works as a shelf, 
and some gorgeous metal ribbon to the edges of the drawer.

Organizer created from a castoff trunk

For a little Christmas flair I added branches and a Santa
which can be removed or replaced with other seasonal decorations.

Organizer created from a castoff trunk

The hooks attached to the shelf hold keys or notes.

Organizer created from a castoff trunk

I decorated the finished drawer for Christmas but when the branches and the Santa are removed it will make a great organizer for any time of the year.

Organizer created from a castoff trunk

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Great drawers for projects! Love your message center, Susan!

  2. I love this. Great project and I shared.

  3. Wow! That is a fabulous find! I love what you did with the drawer and that picture of Santa is magnificent. Well done and congratulations on your beautiful find!


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