The world of home furniture repurposing is vast and incredible. Some people come up with brilliant ideas, ranging from extremely simple to month-long projects.
Before dragging your old pieces of furniture, take a look at these eight fun and practical repurposing ideas. All of them are simple, quick and very enjoyable to work on.
An old side table with a single drawer is a great home for some flowers. And it’s so easy to repurpose. Just sand and paint the table, seal the drawer, fill it with soil and let it open to store a plant. It gives a nice touch indoors or outdoors.
Repurpose your mismatched chairs and create a bench. Make sure all the chairs are the same height. After sanding and painting the chairs, you just need plywood, foam and fabric to stretch across them.
Rocking chair swing
Imagine the added fun of using a rocking chair as a swing. The kids will be ecstatic. Instead of using a wood plank, use all the parts of the rocking chair except the legs. For this one, you need to use some more tools as well as rope, screws and hooks, but it’s still a simple project.
Two of the most necessary things in kitchens are storage and counterspace. This DIY hack responds to both. If your kitchen doesn’t have an island, sand and coat an old dresser and place it right in the middle. Apply a customized countertop and you’ll have a 2-in-1 place to work and store.
The storage capacity of a bookcase answers to the need of having everything easily reachable, including books, boxes, gadgets and personal essentials. Apply a new coat of paint, contact paper and four legs to add height. Place your new nightstand right next to your bed.
Now that your kid grew out of the crib, what will you do with it? Remove one of the side rails and insert it inside the crib to create a shelf. Top the crib with glass or wood and you’ll have both a desk and a bookcase.
Offer your furry friend an original and comfortable new bed by just repurposing a drawer from an old dresser. You can also add legs. Paint it and stuff it and watch your dog take the best naps ever.
Doors offer countless repurposing opportunities. For this one, just remove a cabinet door, sand it, paint it and hang it. Then, get some strong wire hooks and you can make several coat racks with just one door.
Choose your first project and get to work!