I decided to repurpose these two drawers into a mud room closet because of their large size — over two feet square!

Large Old Drawers - Before

Large Old Drawers – Before

To make it a complete open space, I removed the drawer ends before stacking them together. Using simple trim molding, I finished off the raw edges and reinforced the seams. The boards added to the bottom raised it up and provided a bench to sit at to take off shoes. I used one of the drawers ends for the bench shelf. Because it sits back it leaves room for boots on the floor and shoes on the shelf. Now to make it pretty, I painted it a nice clean white and used yellow and grey paint to create the detail on the back with the Tribe stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils. The small mirror adds interest and a place to attach the coat hooks.

Large Old Drawers - After

Large Old Drawers – After

This piece is certainly not heirloom quality but it is a functional use for these old but sturdy drawers.
Thank you Kevin for clearing out your shop and giving me another fun project.