We have all been guilty of throwing away that one thing we couldn’t really find any other use for.
But with a little hard work and some elbow grease, these crafty designers prove that nothing is really ever useless or boring, you just have to view it from a new perspective.
Here are 40 furniture hacks that prove all furniture can be revived:
#1 From garage sale cabinet to fully-functional kitchen island
This crafty mom picked up a pair of cabinets at a garage sale for $5. She then proceeded to remodel the heck out of one of them into this multi-purpose kitchen island. The all-in-one wonder houses 2 large garbage bins, a towel rack, plenty of shelf space and a beautiful wooden countertop. It even has wheels on the bottom to make moving it around a dream. Now that’s value!
This creative couple spotted an old abandoned wooden door on a random date night and decided to take it home. After a little wood work and a fresh coat of paint, they managed to take this door from curbside to bedside!
By cutting this dresser in half, an awesome do-it-yourselfer just managed to make 2 projects out of one antique dresser. Not only is this kid bench a cool hangout spot for kids, it can store all their toys and stuff too!
#5 From bi-fold closet doors to brilliant bookcase
If we saw this bookcase at a friend’s house, we would never have guessed that it was formed from bi-fold accordion style closet doors. It just goes to show that the right mindset and dedication opens up endless doors of opportunity.
This one truly made us say “That’s awesome!” aloud. There’s a pure and elegant simplicity to this whole project that is just is absolutely captivating. Who knew pull-out drawers could make such cool, rustic shelves just by turning them around and hanging them up?
#10 Turning this stool on its head opens up a world of possibilities
Here’s another one of those simple but endlessly useful redesigns. Just sew up a cloth bag over an inverted stool and you got yourself a holder or bin for a ton of different things! Plus, points to this designer for the pockets and the trolley wheels for maximum mobility
This one is pretty clever. The rope and the rubber simulate the feeling of having a cushion underneath. We imagine that the rope exterior might attract the attention of some curious felines, but cat owners probably won’t mind.
Retrofitting this cooler into a pallet case might seem like a lot of work but the results are definitely worth it. After all that hard work, you can kick back anytime with your new backyard barbeque best friend and load it up with some well-deserved ice-cold drinks.
#13 A door that opens straight to memory lane
This handy mom just got a really cool door for the entryway but it’s not the kind you think. She transformed it into an awesome picture frame/coat rack for her family and adorned it with pictures of their whole story! It is functional and sentimental!
#15 From housing gardening gear to hosting phenomenal parties
Stumbling into a Pottery Barn turned out the be just the thing this DIY enthusiast needed. She managed to convert a gardening station into an outdoor bar with everything you need to throw a cool backyard party!
When this designer found a bed frame near the side of his house, he immediately leaped into action. Using just a saw and some nails, he managed to convert the spare bed frame into everyone’s new favorite place to sit.
This next entry comes with a bit of a story. When this man’s wife jumped on Craigslist to try to hunt down a free piano, she got what she was looking for. The piano was indeed free, unfortunately, the reason why it was free is because it was also irreparably broken.
Luckily her husband is a bit of handyman and managed to turn a bad situation upside down by doing the same to the piano! Now it hangs as a magnificent bookcase and a great story to tell their friends.
This is another one of those devilishly simple ones. Just by turning this pair of bookcases on their sides and attaching some comfy cushions, this designer made the kids playroom one of the coolest places to hangout in.
This handyman just took an old office filing cabinet and transformed it into a multi-purpose holder for the garage! Now instead of files and folders, it stores all sorts of garden implements from rakes to mops and shovels! It even has a rack on the side for other tiny tools!
We love this clothes rack solution for smaller homes. Just by hanging up a few garden chairs on the walls, the DIY-er made a space-saving, functional, and creative hanging/storage option for clothes! It even doubles as extra chairs around the apartment when not being used!
#31 A plain, old bookshelf (literally) turned around into a locker
With some paint, coat hooks, and metal number labels, you can turn a plain bookshelf to its side and created a locker that’s perfect for getting kids a bit more enthusiastic to organize their things in the bathroom or bedroom.
#32 From wine room to craft room organizer
If you love Pringles, this project is for you. Fill an old wine rack with empty Pringles containers and cover them with something that matches their new location. You will have a crafting storage space that anyone could be proud of.
#33 Writing desk cut and sanded into a bright nightstand
Craigslist can be a treasure chest for DIYers on a budget hunting for their next upcycling project. Case in point is this $10 solid wood desk that turned into a bright yellow night stand with a vintage flare. Anyone will find this cheap but creative DIY doable.
#34 Coffee Table into a Bench
Make an old coffee table into a bench and give it a new place in the living room. This just takes some foam or other cushion material and cloth to give it a new appearance and a new life.
#35 Windowpane to Rustic Coffee Table
Build this coffee table from unused window panes, scrap wood, and driftwood pieces. It just takes some creativity and what you have available locally. Now that’s a DIY!
#36 Sewing Table to Refreshments Table
Now, this is one we didn’t see coming. Who knew an old sewing table can be turned into a cool and vintage-looking table for refreshments? Take a drab wooden sewing table, add a new coat of bright blue acrylic paint, and turn the hollowed inside into a cooler. It is perfect for serving drinks to company.
#37 An Antique French Armoire to Sewing Station
You don’t need to cut or saw off old furniture to give it new purpose, especially if you have a beautiful, antique armoire like this in your hands. Take inspiration from this clever idea of attaching a sewing board inside the armoire instead of taking it apart.
Wow your guests with this upcycled portable mini bar from an old dresser with wheels. Its rustic and vintage look fits well in both dinner and barbecue parties. What more, you don’t need to do much to get this. Just take out a few drawers and put in a cooler.
#39 Entertainment Center to Play Kitchen
Give your kids a unique and thoughtful gift without breaking the bank by turning an old entertainment center into a play kitchen. This project may take a couple of weekends to complete.
#40 Dresser to TV Stand
Buying a new TV stand can be quite expensive, so why not make your own? Anyone can turn an old dresser into a TV stand with plenty of room for storage. The total cost for creating this one was $76. Not too shabby!
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