What Should I Do with ALL my Cedar Chests?
Perhaps you have accumulated a few cedar chests over the years. Maybe you are old furniture guru or your just inherited a cedar chest(s) from your mother or aunt. Maybe at one point you were gifted a cedar chest as a wedding gift…
Either way, you now have one or more cedar chests and the loveliness and sediment of these wooden beauties beg you to discover creative uses for cedar chests rather than go the Goodwill route ( although you are more than entitled to do so). Even if you decide to sell your cedar chest(s), this blog still applies especially if you want ideas for ways to refurbish your cedar chest.
Let’s uncover 18 creative uses for cedar chests!
18 Fantastic and Creative Ways Uses for a Cedar Chest
The following are 18 ways you can use or reuse a cedar chest! Restoring cedar chests are a genius idea especially if you want the chest to add a certain touch or look to a room. Sprinkled into the following pictures are restored and refurbished cedar chests for you to glean inspiration as well as ideas for use.
If restoration is on the back of your mind for your cedar chest, take thrilling moment to check out the following blogs on how to restore old cedar chests.
1. Coffee table
Coffee tables provide the perfect spot to rest your cup of Joe while relaxing after a long day. Cedar chests provide an attractive and classic look as a centerpiece to your living room. For added protection for your cedar chest you can add a piece of glass or plexiglass over the top.
2. Nightstand for a Bedroom
Nightstands are ever so handy! Whether it is your glasses, a glass of tea, a lamp or pretty room décor, end tables provide that perfect spot in the room. If you have enough room, a cedar chest makes an efficient and stylish nightstand. Seems to fit the bill for creative uses for cedar chests, right!?
3. TV Console
Cedar chest are built solid, which makes them a worthy candidate to hold up your TV. Cedar chests make for a tasteful TV console, plus you can still store items within.
4. End of the Bed
The end of the bed is a classic use for cedar chests, not to mention, handy! It provides the perfect location to sit to put your shoes on, and of course, store away wool sweaters, and other bedroom valuables. Plus, if you want the ease of movement you can add wheels
5. Entry Way
Place your cedar chest in the entry way of your home or business. If makes a classy fashion statement sure to catch everyone’s eye the moment they walk through your door!
6. A Catch-all – Organization Space
As mentioned just above, cedar chests make a stylish entryway addition, and when coupled with some legs, pull-out drawers on wheels, and adorable baskets, it makes a perfect catch-all for all your knicks and knacks.
7. Resilient Storage
Of all the creative ways to use a cedar chest, storage is probably the least creative…simply because it is the most popular way to use a cedar chest. However, it is the best way to use a cedar chest! Check out “ What is Safe to Store in a Cedar Chest” to know exactly what to do for delicate items.
8. Window Seat
Ok, just saying…a cedar chest turned window seat looks super cozy! This is yet another one of the creative uses of a cedar chest. Secure a comfortable cushion atop the cedar chest and ta’da, a charming window seat. Go grab your favorite book and soak up some sun!
9. Heirloom Protector
Cedar chests are born protector of valuables. The secret to its durability and resilience lies in its cedar. Thus, it safely cradles special family heirlooms like glass dishes, clothes, blankets, and more! In fact, a cedar chest is heirloom quality in itself!
10. Children’s Toy Box
A child’s toy box! Refurbished cedar chests turned toy boxes is another one of the creative uses for a cedar chest. A new splash of color and a creative design and “magically” you have within your home a darling child’s toy box or a gift for your grandchildren. Note: Make sure to remove all locks and latches to ensure that it is child safe.
11. Decorative Touch in the Living room
Spice up your Living room! Use your cedar chest as a centerpiece for your living room décor. You can hang pictures above it and pillows on its top. You can place your cedar chest under a mirror and place flowers or pictures upon it as well.
12. Plant Central
A widow seat for your plants maybe?! The combo of green plants on a gorgeous wooden box equates stunning beauty! Never underestimate the creative uses for cedar chests!
13. Extra Seating
“Pull up a chair” …or should we say, “pull up a cedar chest!” You can use your cedar chest as an extra seating space in your living room, kitchen, entry way, children’s playroom, or bedroom.
14. Filing “Cabinet”
Take a stylish organizational twist with your cedar chest by turning it into a filing cabinet/office organization space. Rest assured your files will be in good “hands”.
15. Cooler for Drinks
This idea might just top all the creative uses for cedar chests! Turning your cedar chest into a cooler holder is genius and so beautiful for parties, showers, or weddings, especially if you are going for a vintage look!
16. Decorative Blanket Storage
Do you ever open your closet and blankets fall onto your head? Blankets accumulate so fast right?! If so, turning your cedar chest into an exclusive blanket storage chest, solves or at least relieves the problem. Top it with some décor or refurbish your chest completely and your blankets will finally have a secure place of their own. Check out our Shaker blanket chest blog for more inspiration!
17. A Stellar Gift
A creative use for a cedar chest is to gift it to someone. Whether it’s a brand-new cedar chest or a beautifully renovated cedar chest, gifting a friend or family member will surely brighten their day!
18. Restoration Project
Last, and certainly not least, as mentioned quite a few times, a cedar chest, and particularly an old cedar chest is a perfect candidate for a restoration project. Whether it’s for your house, for a friend, or to resell, it is a fun adventure for all DIY lovers.
Restoring Old Cedar Chests Blogs
If restoration is on the back of your mind for your cedar chest, take a thrilling moment to check out the following blogs on how to restore old cedar chests.
Wrapping Up All the Creative Uses for Cedar Chests
There you have it, folks! 18 creative uses for cedar chests and coupled with your ingenuity, you will have no problem turning your cedar chest(s) into a useful masterpiece!
You got this!
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