31 Days of Lovely Limitations :: Day 2 Missing Dresser Drawers

via My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Say you are moving yet again and your old dresser just doesn’t hold up.  One of the drawers smashed to smithereens.  You could cry and whine and complain and throw a fit because you think you have to buy a new dresser.  Bad things always happen to you, right?

  Or, you could see it as an opportunity to be creative.

pinterest via Jones Design


check out what Holly did with this lovely drawerless piece

Sadie + Stella via Pinterest

dresser in my office: I removed the door in the middle because I was too lazy to paint around the hinges~who says laziness doesn’t pay off?

Puts me in a drawer breaking mood.

It’s all about perspective isn’t it?  Have something broken or less than perfect or with missing pieces?  Maybe you can come up with a solution that’s better than the original.  Maybe you’ll even start a trend.

some of these photos are from pinterest via other blogs however, they were not pinned from the original site page but rather the .com main page which makes it impossible to accurately source, if you see a photo and you know the original source please share it with us in the comments


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I can’t not make a comment about the amazing turnout of 31 Dayers.  You all floor me with your creativity, your fearlessness, your willingness to commit~I am speechless at the wonderful ideas that you have.  And the number of you joining in?  Two years ago I did 31 days alone.  Last year I asked 7 friends to join in.  This year they asked their friends to join in….and so far we have over 400 no, just updated to 600 {I can barely even type that number oh the humanity, this is huge!} Dayers.  At this rate, Kevin Bacon will be joining 31 Days next year.  You go girls!  And @garedog!


The miracle isn’t that I finished.  The miracle is that I had the courage to start.


  1. wow, this is HUGELY inspirational. i have several beat up dressers in my home, and i’ll often come across one for a few bucks at a thrift store and pass it up on account of a missing drawer. the one holding the towels is amazing. love it. total inspiration here.

  2. Stephanie A. B. says

    This has just inspired me! Both the dressers (1 in my room and 1 in my kids’) have broken pieces that no longer hold the drawer into the dresser. Well since they were officially given to me today by my mom I no longer have to worry about fixing the issue rather then finding a new purpose for these drawers I may even re-purpose the drawers into shelves. Thank you for this new perspective will be looking forward to learning more perspectives no matter where they are from

  3. I love this series. This post motivated me to blog about the buffet I removed a drawer from here: http://littlevictorian.blogspot.com/2012/02/ugly-old-sideboard-to-tv-stand.html
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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