Breathe New Life Into Old Furniture

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Hello darlings!

When we look at some of the features in our home, they can often become boring and dull after a long life in the centre of your room. However, you don’t need to throw old and worn furniture away, there’ll be no need to take a trip to the tip and buy new things; you can use your creativity and create whole new pieces of furniture which you and your family will love.
So before you call a removal van such as https://www.mybekins.com/location/wilkes-barre-pa-movers/, let’s try and salvage these pieces.

Oversized, Vintage Message Board
You might think that once your mattress has lost it’s spring, it’s all over for the piece. But actually, you can still use elements of an old mattress for a whole new purpose. Take one of the springs out of your mattress, spray paint it and hang it on the wall as a feature and a new message board. Use clothespins to hang up messages and hangers to hold up everyday items. It’s a simple change but can add a lovely design element to your home.
Playful Kid's Dresser
If you have an old chest of drawers or dresser which doesn’t match your room any longer, paint it a bright colour like red or blue and give it to the kids. Even better, paint it in chalk paint and let your children draw to their heart’s content without ruining your walls.
Chalkboard Storage Container
Another great use for chalk paint are jars or containers in the kitchen. Rather than throwing away an old tea tin, paint it up and then you can label it with whatever is inside. Take a look at some great examples here: https://www.pinterest.com/explore/paint-mason-jars/
Practical Antique
Don’t let old pieces of furniture go to waste in a dark room. Instead, take them on and do them up. You could transform an old vanity unit into a clever desk with storage space and room for cables. Paint it a crisp white for a modern effect.
No Damage Here
A couple of scratches or dents here and there shouldn’t make you consider throwing away a perfectly good piece of furniture. One what you can disguise these dents and chips is to cover it in decoupage. Use a patterned paper you love and create a shabby chic piece of furniture easily. A great item to use for decoupaging is maps, you could have the whole world on your table, or even old sheet music and letters. It will hide any imperfections in the furniture and bring it to life. You can always use wallpaper as I am showing you here.



Headboard Rack
If you don’t like your headboard anymore and want something new, keep your headboard and change it into something else. It can make a great hanging rack for your porch or kitchen wall, working as a coat rack for guests when they visit. It is also a great place to hang your house keys so that you never lose them.
Bright, Bold Focal Point
Paint is a miracle worker when it comes to changing the feel of your home and furniture. Paint a dull coffee table a bold colour such as green or orange and let it become a new focal point of your room.

When was the last time you used an old piece of furniture for something new? Have you recycled any furniture lately? I'd love to hear your ideas!

Lots of love





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25 comments

  1. I love to salvage old furniture and turn them into new pieces for my home! Thanks for the ideas! Tabitha

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  2. I understand people who always want to have new things all the time. I was like that to but Ive change because I honestly get quite sick thinking of how much people are into of buying and buying and then more working just to do some more buying...never ending shopping! So I think its great to recycle old things into to new! And you can put your own twist and taste into your furniture!

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  3. I love these!! While I'm not too creative, I do love a good DIY project.

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  4. I love a good DIY prooject and reusing household items that you don't use anymore. I love the idea of using every single piece and even the mattress. Sounds like a great project.

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  5. I think it's great to revamp old furniture instead of buying new ones, even just by painting it. What a great idea to reuse the springs in an old mattress to use as a message board. I will definitely try some of the tips.

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  6. Love this tips. I love DIY projects, wish I had more time to do that. But gave me an idea to redo my pin board.

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  7. I love upcycling an old piece to make it unique. A great way to decorate and save money too

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  8. Great ideas, upcycling is so much and better than just buying new all the time. Great way to make your house more special too

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  9. I love a lot of old furniture. So many pieces have character and are unique, which is what I enjoy.

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  10. This is a great suggestion. Anytime I see something old I just donate it or throw it away. Never though of it this way.

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  11. Love the idea of turning old furniture into new. Investing in the right furniture make the possibilities endless.

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  12. Oh, I wish I had your "touch". The furniture looks brand new and so beautiful. I love it.

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  13. This is such a great idea. I really love old and vintage furniture for decorating our house. It gives more classy looks

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  14. This is interesting, and all the more so because one can save tons. Instead of every time buying a new furniture, definitely giving them a different look by paint can make them the focal point of the house.

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  15. I love your ideas. It all promotes upcrycling and recycling old furnitures and giving them new life. Why throw them all were we can still reuse them in different ways.

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  16. Recycling old furniture is indeed a great idea. Not only breathes a new life into our loved items but also saves money.
    Great post!

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  17. I love to upcycle furniture and other things around the house. You have some nice ideas in this post.

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  18. Loved the upcycle ideas.I love giving good coat of paint to give new look.

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  19. I always like to give a new look to old furniture.It can be done easily by a new paint,new upholstery for things such as chair or by using creativity to give a completely new look.

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  20. All these tips are awesome, I like recycling or giving items a make over. I will surely make use of your tips, thanks so much.

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  21. I love the idea of upcycling old furniture pieces and creating something new out of it. It helps the environment and it also helps us to save on money. Plus, DIY furniture and decors have so much personality in them.

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  22. I am not very food with transforming furniture! But these ideas surely look easy to do! Thanks for sharing :)

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  23. Your suggestions is really interesting and the way you delivered is really awesome....Thanks for sharing:)

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  24. I love how creative you are. There are many things that can be done with old furniture. Thank you for your ideas. They are great.

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