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.
Decorating with upcycled furniture is a growing trend and ideas abound on ways to reuse old things both inside and outside of the home.Taking something old and giving it new life is a great way not only to save money, but it also keeps items out of the landfills.
Whether you’re a novice or skilled in home carpentry, there’s sure to be something old around your home that is basically taking up space and could be put to better use in a different location or that would look better with a fresh coat of paint and new hardware. Scroll through these 25+ recycled furniture ideas to discover some unique ways to reuse old things.
Garage Door Table
An old wooden garage door can easily be transformed into a one-of-kind dining room table. Cut the old door to size, strip the paint then fill in recesses with epoxy or cover wood with a glass top. Add some legs and you’ll have a unique piece of recycled wood furniture.
One unused table can become two reclaimed furniture pieces idea. 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.
When the children have outgrown the baby crib, don’t toss it out! Transform it into a bench that will look great in any room of the house. This idea for redoing furniture will enable you to hold onto the old baby memories while creating new ones as you sit on your new crib bench.
Here is one of the more unique upcycled furniture ideas – creating a comfortable seat from an old piece of luggage. This suitcase chair is the perfect size for a small space where an extra seat is needed. See also diy androic chair.
Everyone likes to sit in bathtub and the charm of an old clawfoot bathtub is irresistible, so why not combine the two traits and create a unique bathtub sofa that will add charm to your living space and beckon people to sit and relax.
Window Coffee Table
Old Chair Upcycle Ideas
After looking at everything that can be made from a recycled wooden chair, you’ll never again wonder how to upcycle furniture, the repurposing ideas will just start to flow.
Garden Tool Table and Chairs
What can you do with old shovels and pitchforks besides garden chores? Upcycle them into a useful and unique set of table and chairs with this creative idea.
Desk and Workstations
Need more surface space to study or play on? Use some of these ideas for upcycling furniture into tables, desks and workstations.
Spice Rack Ideas
When is a spice rack not a spice rack? When it’s upcycled into an attractive thread holder, jewelry holder or book rack.
Bottle Cap Table Top
If you don’t already collect bottle caps you may want to start when you see this unique way to create a table top with bottle caps.
Use this idea to reclaim a piece of furniture that would otherwise be headed for the landfill. A little lace and spray paint can breath new life into an old chest of drawers.
Got an empty corner that needs a unique solution for seating? Try making the stunning corner bench from old wooden chairs.
Some old pieces of furniture just need four added legs to be upcycled into an entirely new and usable piece of furniture.
If you would like a unique headboard for your bed, use this repurposing idea to transform an old sign into a new headboard.
Rustic Log Table
Inexpensive and easy to make, this rustic log table makes a nice addition to a woodsy cabin or country look decor.
If you’re wondering what to do with that old crib you have, check out these unique and creative upcycling furniture ideas.
Need a way to communicate with the family and a place to keep keys and other small objects? Create this chalkboard, bulletin board and key holder with this repurposing idea.
Transform an old wooden bed headboard into this lovely bench with this step-by-step tutorial.
Anything can be upcycled into a chalkboard, this idea will show you how to create a chalkboard from a headboard.
You may also like to see chalkboard paint ideas.
Use this idea to transform an old wooden bench into two custom end tables for either end of your couch.
Portable Backyard Bench
Outdoor seating is needful, but it should also be easy to move. This creative idea provides portable seating that is uniquely attractive.
Anything can be transformed into a seat, including a metal barrel with this creative idea.