8 Creative Ways to Reuse Old Items to Make Furniture

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Reuse Old Items to Make Furniture

Buying new furniture can be a strain on anyone’s budget, especially if it’s designed to be durable. But if you’re creative and like doing projects, you can breathe new life into old items and furniture to find new uses for it. To that end, we’re going to present some DIY ideas to help you out and get you started.

1) Small Coffee Table to Tufted Bench

With a few tools and a lot of patience, cheap thrift store tables can be turned into a comfy bench for your hallway. This project is good for beginners who want to practice basic woodworking, painting, but also try out upholstery.

Comfy bench

2) Old Sewing Machine To Table

If you have a vintage sewing machine with an iron sitting around in your garage, here’s a project for you. You might also be able to find one in a scrap yard and transform it in one afternoon into a small table. You can use glass, wood or salvage an old tabletop to complete this project.

Vintage sewing machine

3) Worn Bed Frame To Colorful Bench

If you have a vintage sewing machine with an iron sitting around in your garage, here’s a project for you. You might also be able to find one in a scrap yard and transform it in one afternoon into a small table. You can use glass, wood or salvage an old tabletop to complete this project.

Colorful Bench

4) Outgrown Crib To Activity Table

Those of you that have kids know how quickly they grow up. If you’re not in possession of a family heirloom or an expensive cot, a crib can be transformed into a great space to bolster your child’s creativity.

Activity table

5) Unused TV Commode to Play Kitchen

Your average toddler has an incredible imagination, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help them out a bit. This is a project that transforms an unused piece of furniture into a big toy. Another good idea is to make a work bench out of something like this and then help them out with their projects.

TV commode to play kitchen

6) Weathered Window Pane to Hallway Mirror

If you need a mirror for your hallway or mudroom, save money and be creative at the same time. Consider reusing a worn window pane to create an attractive mirror. You can use a large mirror, cut smaller piece or take advantage of mirror tiles; the choice is yours.

Hallway mirror

7) Thrift Store Dresser Transformation

If you’ve ever been to a Goodwill or yard sale, you know you can find an old dresser for a few bucks. The next time you spot something like this, you’ll know what it can transform into. Turn it into something that will both look great and be useful at the same time. This is a perfect opportunity to practice your painting skills and provide additional storage space at a low cost.

Dresser transformation

8) Re-purposed Dresser Drawers To Shelves

Old drawers are just some of the things to be had for free or a bargain price. With a little imagination from your part, it’s possible to turn them into something entirely else. This is a perfect project for those that want to put together some shelves quickly. You will need some paint, screws and a drill, nothing more.

Dresser drawers to shelves

Conclusion

We hope that these ideas will inspire you and help you see old items in a new way. When you think outside the box, you can make virtually any piece of furniture from recycled materials and parts. Moreover, most of these projects don’t require more than a few standard tools. If nothing else, the tools you end up buying will pay for themselves.

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