We may find these pieces in a thrift store, or perhaps they sit in our own home. It’s better to repurpose these items as opposed to purchasing brand new ones. If you’re particularly crafty, and your room needs a new look, consider completely transforming a tired piece. If you need ideas, peruse our list of furniture makeover ideas.
Turn an Old Piano Into a Bar
You’ve most likely never considered this before, but the frame of a piano can make an excellent bar. This project is an involved one, as you’ll have to remove all the keys and strings inside the structure.
After you do this, you can reassemble the piece and sand it down. You may also want to either paint or stain your new bar. You can then add some glass panels in the top and wine racks in the bottom section.
Revive an Old Coffee Table
Don’t just throw out your old coffee table when you can give it new life. Take an old coffee table with a sturdy wood surface, then clean and sand it down. Choose a modern paint color, and apply a couple coats to the table.
When the paint dries, you can add a cushion and upholster it by securing the fabric with a staple gun. This will give it a look that feels both luxe and comfortable.
From Crib to Bench
You don’t have to get rid of your crib once your child grows out of it—you can transform it into a different piece of furniture. Remove one of the long sides of the crib, and then paint it a different color. If you’d like, you can add a cushion and decorative pillows. We also recommend you put a couple drawers underneath for storage.
Transform a Media Cart to a Nightstand
There may be an old wood tv cart sitting in your attic collecting dust. If it’s the right size, this can make the perfect nightstand. Remove the wheels, and add a fresh coat of paint. Swap out the doors for a drawer or two. The shelf on the top is a great place to store some of your favorite books and pair of headphones.
Create a Mug Rack From a Coat Rack
You can transform a simple on-the-wall coat rack into a mug rack. After repainting it, use stencils to create some designs. Once you’ve got your completed piece, hang it up on one of your kitchen’s walls. This is an easy way to add a cute—and functional—decoration to your kitchen.
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Turn a Table Into a Chessboard
A small table can be turned into a classic chessboard. We recommend you begin by coating the entire table with a stain. You can easily create the board pattern with masking tape, as this will ensure that the design is symmetrical. First, use the masking tape to create a grid pattern.
After you create this pattern, paint the squares between the masking tape white—the colored wood will serve as the dark squares— and allow the paint to dry. When it dries, remove the tap, and viola—you have the perfect chessboard. To further protect it, add a clear finish.
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