16 Mar Ways To Reuse Old Furniture
Reusing And Repurposing Old Furniture
If you’ve watched any home improvement television shows in the past several years you know that reusing or repurposing old furniture is a great way to inexpensively furnish your home or garden.
As the saying goes, “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” Not that we’re saying discarded furniture is trash, but you see where we’re going with this. It’s all about perspective.
If you’re a DIYer or upcycling enthusiast, we have a warehouse chock full of potential treasures and ideas. With some creativity and a little work, you can take used furniture items and turn them into something new and stylish that fits in any cool, eclectic home.
Repurposing furniture and upcycling projects can range from simply moving a traditional piece of bedroom furniture, like a chest of drawers, to the foyer to store school supplies and winter wear. For those with minimal carpentry skills, an upcycling furniture idea may include completely transforming an item into an entirely new thing, such as transforming an old door into a table.
Whether you’re a novice or skilled in carpentry, there’s sure to be a project, even if it only involves giving a piece of furniture a fresh coat of paint and new hardware. There is no shortage of ideas for ways to reuse old furniture. Here are a few:
Repurpose a dresser for added storage in a kitchen or dining room.
A coat of paint, a stencil design or even removing the drawers can give an old dresser new life.
Repurpose an old table into a chic nightstand.
Cut the table in half, paint in your choice of color, then mount the cut end to the wall on either side of the bed for matching chic nightstands.
Turn a crib into a bench.
Transform a crib into a bench that will look great in any room of the house.
Build a vertical garden from repurposed drawers.
Take furniture upcycling projects to the garden with this fun planter project. You can personalize your planter with any number of drawers, colors and plants – the possibilities are endless. Just drill a few drainage holes into the bottom of the drawers and watch your plants grow.
Build a bench from repurposed headboards.
With paint and a few pieces of scrap wood, you can build an elegant upcycled bench to welcome your guests.
Transform an old dresser into an outdoor serving shelf.
Get the party started by pulling the shelves from an old dresser. Sand down any imperfections and repaint with a new color for a fresh look. You can even add a few scrap pieces of wood to hang glasses. And voila! You’ll have the craftiest backyard party spot in the neighborhood.
Repurpose an old mirror to make an elegant serving tray.
The reflective surface is perfect for creating a repurposed cocktail party tray. With just a can of spray paint and a few salvaged cabinet handles, your hors d’oeuvres will shimmer. And for everyday use, you can place your upcycled tray on the coffee table with a candle or two to illuminate your space.
A quick search online can provide a seemingly endless supply of ideas. We are your go-to supply, whether you’re looking for mirrors, dressers, cabinets, tv stands, benches, book cases, nightstands or chairs, just to name a few. Not only do we have new furniture arriving often, your purchases help support those in need in our community.