Just about every home has a furniture setting that complements its interior décor and chances are that the furniture would outlive most other attributes of the home such that what was once “a brand new sofa” or “a new coffee table” would turn old!
There are two ways to go with old furniture; you could either do what most people would do – which is discarding them; or you could do what creative and innovative people do!
Here are 30 Awesome DIY ideas to give life to your old furniture.
DIY Upholstered Coffee Table Ottoman
Why buy a new coffee table when you can remodel your old coffee table?
Give that old coffee table a much-deserved facelift by adding cushions and a layer of paint. This simple makeover saves you the cost of buying a new coffee table and merges the beauty of an ottoman into a classic coffee table.
DIY Toddler Loft Bed Made From Old Crib
As your toddler grows from sleeping in a crib to sleeping on a bed, chances are that they might get attached to their old crib. Turning an erstwhile crib into a toddler loft bed not only puts your creativity to good use, it also means you don’t have to detach your child from their favorite crib. Not to mention, you save money on buying a new crib.
DIY Picture Frames using an Old Door
The best part about DIY is the fact that every idea is unique to a person. Repurposing an old door into a picture frame is not only a genius way to put old furniture to use, it also adds a subtle rustic accent to your home’s décor.
French-Style Bench from Old Chairs
Have two old chairs and need a bench?
Add an eccentric yet stylish feel to your décor by merging both chairs in one to create a French-style bench. Slap on some paint and you have a brand new bench made out of old remodeled chairs.
Spray Painted Dining Chairs
Sometimes, all that is required to bring your old furniture back to life is a simple paint job. Not only does repainting help to preserve old furniture, it also gives your interior décor a distinct feel.
DIY Door Headboard
Almost everything can be made or remade at your own discretion, including turning your old door into a headboard. Beyond the satisfaction you get from creating a headboard all by yourself, you also infuse a little bit of rustic accent into your décor.
Turn Unused Old Dresser into a Bench
Turn your old unused dresser into a unique bench that inspires curiosity as visitors would marvel at your creation. This remodeled dresser surely adds a unique touch to your home as opposed to tossing it out with the junk.
Turn an old dresser into a functional storage
Simply walking into a store and buying a new shelf for storage is a lot easier than pulling out the tools and making one off of your old unused dresser – it is also more expensive. A good way to cut the expense and add a touch of style into your home is to bring your DIY ideas to life with this handmade storage.
Ice Chest Makeover
Remodeling an ice chest instead of discarding it might seem like a waste of time, but if you are keen on adding that extra touch of elegance to your home, then it’s a chance you must take. There are tons of tutorials online to help you wrap your head around the concept.
TV Stand Makeover
Sometimes, less is more. Take out the drawers and spray some paint to give your TV stand a refurbished look. Rebranding your old furniture to serve new purposes adds a touch of uniqueness to your interior décor and the best part is you don’t have to break the bank to give life to your old furniture.
DIY Lego Table Made out of an Old Table
Before you decide to toss that old table into the junkyard, grab a few tools and a spray paint of your choice and carve a LEGO table out of it.
Old Cabinet Makeover
“Out with the old, in with the new” has a definition beyond just tossing out your old cabinet and buying a new one. Give your old cabinet a new look and add some paint for a refreshing facelift.
DIY Drawer Ottoman
Instead of occupying space, an old piece of furniture always offers the possibility of modifying it into a more alluring piece than the old piece itself. Give life to your old drawer by transforming it into an ottoman with storage. Be sure to choose a soft fabric for the ottoman with designs that blend in nicely with other aspects of your interior décor.
DIY Ottoman with Storage
A storage is an important piece of furniture; merging the qualities of a storage into an ottoman by implementing your DIY ideas not only guarantees extra functions as an ottoman can be used for additional seating, footrest, coffee table, corner table, and more but also gives life to your old furniture.
Magical Multiplying Nightstands
Run out of use for your old center table, then grab your tools and split that old table into two symmetrical halves and magically multiply that old tablet into two nightstands. Slap on some paint for a total refurbished look.
DIY Kids Bookshelves Made with Old Drawers and IKEA Spice Racks
A very little known fact about refurbishing your old furniture by implementing workable DIY ideas is the fact that you not only reinvent the furniture, you can also sell your old furniture after repairing it. If you’re looking to recoup money spent acquiring the now old furniture, you may consider repurposing it first. In this DIY creation, an old drawer’s functions are merged with IKEA Spice racks to make a kids bookshelf. This remodeled furniture is valuable as it offers several functions thus making it easily sellable.
DIY Bathroom Vanity with Drawers for Storage
Yet another DIY project with resale value – this dresser turned into a bathroom vanity, fuses the functions of an old drawer with storage and a regular vanity for your bathroom. This remodeled furniture is a pointer to the fact that you can sell old furniture easily and perhaps make more money than the old furniture is worth.
DIY Sofa Table or Shelf Made from Old Dresser Hutch
From old dresser hutch to a sofa table or shelf; with DIY projects and giving life to your old furniture, it is quintessential to let your creativity run free. Where most people would toss the old dresser hutch in the junkyard… creativity repurposes it into a sofa table! And the best part is this cost effective remodeling can also be sold for profit.
Turn an Old Cabinet into a Kid’s Play Kitchen
Got an old cabinet you have little or no use for? Gift your child a play kitchen by simply remodeling it to fit its new purpose. Slap on a good paint and give a new lease of life to your old cabinet.
Upcycled Drawers to Side Tables
Side tables do more than just beautify a home’s interior décor. Essential for more reasons than one, the side table can be spotted in just about any home. With adherence to simple tutorials, the basic tools and some unused drawers, you can infuse some rustic accent to your décor.
Entertainment Center Turned Kids Closet Armoire
These days TV and sound systems hardly need a stand as technology has quite advanced beyond the stage – which is why it is easy for an entertainment center to lose its importance. Instead of tossing that old entertainment center in the trash, turn it into a closet armoire for your kids. There are tons of online tutorials to help you make this remodeling a success.
DIY Dog Food Station with Storage
Dogs are a man’s best friend; yet we have to admit they do manage to make a mess sometimes. One way to prevent these messes as well as store their food safely would be a DIY Dog food station with storage.
Old Filing Cabinet to a Garage Storage Unit
Thanks to technology, filing cabinets are fast becoming obsolete; yet still an old file cabinet can be put to good use and all it needs to transition into a garage storage unit is: paint it, sand it, and add a rolling platform and you have a repurposed file cabinet.
DIY Vintage Clock Table
With very minimal budget and easy DIY procedures, you can add a touch of elegance and that vintage uniqueness to your home – this vintage clock table not only reeks of elegance but it is also different from anything else in the mainstream market.
Blah Bookshelf to Ballards Knockoff
Before you take your bookshelf to the junkyard, consider upgrading it by adding some feet and wallpaper to it. There are tons of online tutorials showing how you can turn your blah bookshelf to serve new purposes.
Furniture Makeover from Country to Chic Console
It’s not just old furniture that needs a makeover, sometimes a change in style is all that is needed. Turn your lamp stand from a traditional country style to something chic and ultramodern – all that’s required is some paint and touch up.
Old Coffee Table to a Bench
Add a soft foam and a nice fabric to your erstwhile coffee table and watch it transition into a bench. As always, there are tons of tutorials to help you with this process.
DIY Pallet Coffee Table
A DIY pallet coffee table not only offers an edgy feel to your interior décor, it also gives you a chance to be expressive with your designs. Simply use old unused boxes and pallets then paint your creation whatever you choose.
Old Headboards into a Lovely Bench
With DIY projects, there is no limit to your creativity and as such, transforming defunct headboards into a lovely bench is quite doable giving the right mindset. Give life to your old furniture – pick up your tool box!
DIY Coffee Table from a Suitcase
DIY ideas are quirky, innovative, creative, peculiar and so much more. Repurposing and unused suitcase is not only a genius idea but just like every other idea found in this article; you can sell old furniture by simply remodeling it to fit new purposes.
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