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Repurposed Straw Purse Dresser Storage

Last week when I shared my repurposed purse clocks I admitted that I have a thing for purses, and it’s so true.

I found a $2 straw purse last summer and I had no idea what I would do with it, but I thought it was too pretty to leave at the thrift store.

So I brought it home and put it away for a someday project.

And someday finally arrived.

 

repurposed straw purse storage sitting on maser bedroom dresser

When I sharedΒ one of my favourite finds ever, the mirror above. last week I got a few emails about the straw purse that’s on the dresser so I decided to share what it’s actually doing.

Because it is serving a purpose rather than just looking pretty.

When I brought the mirror home I remembered the purse and I got an idea.

 

How to Repurpose a Straw Purse as Dresser Storage

decorative flowers on front of straw purse being repurposed as dresser organizer 1

This wonderfully decorated straw purse is in great shape, and it has a label inside that reads Made in Phillippines.

 

back of straw purse being repurposed as dresser organizer

The back is plain but the weaving is in such great shape making it quite beautiful all on its own.

 

vintage metal baking pan being used as insert inside straw purse

I looked through my vintage bakeware stash and found this longer than usual loaf pan.

 

vintage baking pan fitted inside straw purse

It fit inside the purse perfectly.

Even though the purse can stand on its own, the pan gives it a nice solid bottom…

 

hair sprays lotions and other beauty products stored inside upcycled straw purse dresser organizer

… for all the products that I like to keep close at hand on my bedroom dresser, mostly hair and skin products.

 

hair sprays lotions and other beauty products stored inside upcycled straw purse dresser organizer with top purse flap closed

Because it’s just a centre flap I can close it and still have great access.

 

repurposed cake baking pans as dresser organizers

I repurposed these round baking pans as dresser organizers back in October of 2014, and even though they were nice and neat I still wasn’t thrilled that I had to see them all the time.

 

repurposed straw purse storage sitting on maser bedroom dresser

I’m so much happier with this. It’s so pretty, and I think it goes nicely with my recent fave find mirror.

I put the small things like perfume bottles etc in the top drawer of the dresser because they don’t really need to be out all the time.

You could repurpose any kind of purse for this project as long as it has a bottom that can be made solid by adding a baking pan. It’s a great way to hide those things that you need in plain sight.

 

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repurposed straw purse organizer for bedroom dresser

Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!

XOX

P.S. If you enjoyed this post you might also enjoy this straw purse fall door decor project.

 

 

 

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14 Comments

  1. ColleenB.~ Tx. says:

    What a beautiful straw purse; and what a Super cool idea in the way you repurposed it. ……….looks Fantastic

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks so much Colleen, and super easy too. πŸ™‚

  2. Wow! What a difference! Seems I remember that purse! So, ok. One purple clock, and one purple dresser organizer. I got this covered!!! Dona

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Sounds like you do Dona! Please send me some pics. πŸ™‚

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks very much Diane!

  3. Great idea! That purse is fabulous! Maybe you can use it this summer if the weather turns tropical πŸ™‚

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks AnnMarie! I do love it so maybe I will. πŸ™‚

  4. the cape on the corner says:

    super cute, and great idea.
    b

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks so much!

  5. Elyzabeth says:

    Love it!!! Could also use in le toilett for make up, etc!!! Cant wait to trifth a straw bag!

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks Elizabeth! Great idea! Good luck with the straw bag hunt. πŸ™‚

  6. That mirror is so pretty and looks perfect there and I love the straw bag and how you are using it.

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks Debra! I love it when I can find something that works with something I already have. Makes it feel like they were fated to be together. πŸ™‚