Bedside Bookshelf: Repurposed Dresser Drawer

I love to read for an hour before bed, but have a terrible habit of simply dropping my book between the bed and the wall when I'm ready to sleep! In the spirit of fresh starts and being, you know, reasonable, I installed a found drawer next to my bed to hold all my nighttime reading material...The dresser drawer was found on the street, and after a very thorough cleaning seemed perfect for...something. A bedside bookshelf! The size of the drawer is perfect- generous enough to hold a good selection of books, but small enough to fit in the small remaining space in my bedroom (really just half the kitchen). At first the bevels and handle on the top of the bookshelf annoyed me, but now I see them as built-in clutter preventers. If I'm really honest, the drawer usually contains lotion & such as well as books, but nobody wants to see that!

Images: Tess Wilson

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