Look At My New Drawers!

Drawers from Rattan Direct in the conservatory - but should they stay here?

Look at my new drawers!

We have received these lovely storage drawers from Rattan Direct, and we are so delighted with them.

My initial thought when ordering was that we would use these drawers in our conservatory, as rattan furniture sits well and is traditionally used in a conservatory setting. Our conservatory is a bit of a ‘dumping ground’ since we moved house as we don’t have a shed or a garage, so consequently, we have a lot of tools, bikes and cycling equipment living in there at the moment. This reason is part of my reluctance to put a piece of lovely new furniture in there, as I don’t want it damaged by things which should really be kept in a shed!

Drawers from Rattan Direct in the conservatory - but should they stay here?
Drawers from Rattan Direct in the conservatory – but should they stay here?

And a lovely piece of furniture it certainly is! It has far exceeded my expectations. The quality and size of the drawers are excellent. You will see more closely from the unboxing video we made, just how large the drawers are. They have a tremendous capacity for storage. Most impressive is the quality of the wood, which is strong and heavy. This is way superior to a lot of rattan furniture you see in stores. And hence my dilemma…

Storage is always an issue for our family. Despite having a big clear-out and de-cluttering massively before we moved, we still seem to have so much ‘stuff’! We are therefore now debating exactly where to put our lovely new rattan drawers. They are so attractive and so versatile that we feel they would suit almost anywhere in the house. We have a real mixture of wood finishes already, as this rented house was let fully furnished, so we’ve mixed in our existing things with our landlord’s. So, as you will see from the video (and survey within, if you took part!), we are in a bit of a quandary. Care to help out?

Our options are:

  • Conservatory – put in cycling helmets, hats & gloves etc, or sports shoes (currently overflowing from the shoe rack), and/or table tennis accessories (this sounds random, but the table tennis table is in the conservatory!)
  • Hallway – put in winter woolies/summer caps etc.
  • Children’s bedroom – put in toys, or clothes
  • Bathroom (my Mum just came up wth this one) – for storing towels or toiletries (or both)

We could use storage in all of these areas, so the question is, where would they look best?

What kind of storage do you need in your house currently? And what do you think of our new rattan drawers?

Please tell us in the comments below…

Disclaimer: We were sent the drawers from Rattan Direct for the purpose of this review, but all opinions, as ever,  are honest and entirely our own

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13 Replies to “Look At My New Drawers!”

  1. All your ideas are good Carol, I would use if for my crafting tools, paper and accessories. Would look lovely in any room.

    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      Oh craft drawers, now there’s an idea!

  2. Love them! Totally my style x

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  3. Oh these are lovely! Hmm, that’s tough one, they’d look good in any of those rooms! I suppose it depends where your need is greatest! Although I do think they would look lovely in the hallway – especially with the plants on top like that. x
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    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      Thanks Rosie. I’m leaning towards bathroom at the moment as I’ve just found another bag full of towels I haven’t unpacked and have no room for!!

  4. Those drawers are lovely. I understand your dilema about where to put them as they would look lovely in so many rooms. Also fab to see Paul in the vlog!

    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      …even if he was complaining!!

  5. As the owner of a small house, I’m always on board with pretty new storage drawers! These are lovely!
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    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      Thanks Sinead! We’ve just moved into a fairly large house, but somehow still struggle for storage, more than ever weirdly!

  6. These look perfect for our home. Always on the look out for creating more space…
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    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      I know, it’s a sign of adulhood isn’t it, getting excited about storage?!

  7. This is indeed a lovely piece of furniture.

    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      Thank you! I must admit I’m quite a furniture addict!

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