Furniture hacks are a wonderful way to repurpose old pieces and breath new life into them. From a little paint, sandpaper, and craft supplies, you can make something old look like new. Let me share the best of the best when it comes to repurposing old furniture for easy projects for your home. Get inspired and start creating today! You won’t want to miss out on these easy and fun DIY ideas that will transform your living space piece by piece.
1. Crib Spring Inspiration Board
Not using the crib anymore? Transform it in a way that adds new elements in your home. One piece to use is the spring of the crib. With a little paint you can make one incredible inspiration board for your home office.
Source & Instructions: Craftaholics Anonymous
2. Chair To French Bench
With a few matching chairs, you can transform it into a bench to sit outdoors under a shaded tree, in your entryway, or where your heart desires. Add a cushion and this piece looks like something you would spend a pretty penny on in a store near you. Head over for the full tutorial on how to make this French Bench.
Source & Instructions: An Oregon Cottage
3. Bunk Bed Coat Rack
Has your child outgrown their bunk bed? If you answer, yes, don’t toss create a furniture hack! Take your bunk bed frame and transform it into a farmhouse style coat rack to place on display in your home. Learn how they made the transformation here.
Source & Instructions: My Repurposed Life
4. Kitchen Chair Bench
You can find really affordable older chairs at yard shales, thrift stores, etc. Pick some up and breath new life into them. This kitchen chair bench is perfect for your entryway! With a little sanding, painting, and new fabric, you have an incredible seating area.
Source & Instructions: Spoonful of Imagination
5. LEGO Play Table
Don’t spend tons of money for a table for your child to play with their bright and colorful LEGO’s. Transform an old side table into their own little work station. Let them create and build whatever their imagination dreams up with this LEGO play table.
Source & Instructions: Castle Bound with Crystal
6. Entertainment Center to TV Console
Look at the transformation of thid DIY Furniture Hack! You can take a dated entertainment center and transform it into a modern tv console to place your television and other supplies on. What a creative way to upcycel an entertainment center.
Source & Instructions: Remodelaholic
7. Wood Book Shelf to Window Bench
Buy or find an old wood book shelf and transform it into a window bench in an afternoon. You just need a few supplies, and follow this simple tutorial. It will give a whole new look for a room in no time. Add in cubby covers, to tuck away toys, and more.
Source & Instructions: Mommy Vignettes
8. Desk to Nightstand Furniture DY
I remember owning a desk like this as a child. If you still have a desk like this, take an afternoon and transform it into a modern colorful nightstand. Grab some paint and handle attachments and give a new look to your bedroom.
Source & Instructions: Sugar Bee Crafts
9. Television Unit Transformation to Play Kitchen
Have a little one in your home? Take an old television unit, and change it into a play kitchen. This does require some work but it is quality and will last for years down the line.
Source & Instructions: Giggleberry Creations
10. Window Door Frame to Picture Frame
This diy upcycle of using an old door with windows is very popular. If your home is a farmhouse style, this will be the perfect way to dress up your home. Best of all there is no major steps required, easy and quick. Transform that window door frame into a picture frame for your wall.
Source & Instructions: Photo Mommie
11. Dresser To Table Stand
Grab that outdated dresser and sand it down and paint it for a new looking table stand to place in your home. Use it to add a pop of color in your home, sit your tv on it, or use however you would like. This is a great upcycle DIY craft to try out.
Source & Instructions: Two It Yourself
12. Old Door Headboard
Rummage through and find an old door that offers a unique look. Then you can DIY your door to make it into a wooden headboard. Look at the incredible transformation you get from a little sanding, paint, and a few extra steps for this homemade headboard.
Source & Instructions: Infarrantly Creative
13. Grand Piano Book Shelf
If you find you have a piano that is passed repair, maybe consider making a bookshelf out of it. This is such a creative idea that will make your room stand out from others. Give this grand piano bookshelf upcycle a try!
Source & Instructions: Instructables
14. Wooden Stool Wrapping Paper Storage Center
Flip a stool upside down and add some fabric between the legs to create a storage center for wrapping paper. This is one amazing idea to utilize space and has all the supplies you need to wrap your holiday and birthday gifts.
Source & Instructions: 2 Little Hooligans
15. DIY Coffee Table Ottoman Transformation
Don’t toss out that old coffee table you have no use for, DIY it into an ottoman to kick your feet up after a long and hard day. Look at how modern and fun this ottoman is, and with a little work, you can save tons of money from buying a new.
Source & Instructions: Newly Wedmcgees
16. Dresser to Toy Chest
Have you outgrown your small dresser? Check out this upcycle of a toy chest. She removed the drawers, added baskets, and really transformed the dresser into a whole new piece of furniture for her home. Tuck toys into the baskets, or other belongings you want to be hidden from the eye.
Source & Instructions: A Lovely Place to Land
17. Old Cabinet Furniture Hack
Display your favorite China, add in home decor pieces, and use this as a statement piece into any room of your home. This old cabinet furniture hack is a must make if you have one sitting around.
Source & Instructions: The Lovely Residence
18. Dresser to Bookshelf
Take that dusty dresser and give it a farmhouse style makeover to make it a bookshelf for your living room, home office, or even reading nook. This is a great starter DIY if you are wanting to test the waters on how you craft.
Source & Instructions: My Creative Days
19. Crate Storage Ottoman
We have all seen those wooden crates, why not grab a handful and transform it into a storage ottoman. This is such a creative idea that will help offer storage space, and an element of design. This upcycle is great for small living spaces.
Source & Instructions: Mon Makes Things
20. Dresser to Vanity DIY
Wanting to upgrade your bathroom? Here is an affordable option to make a new vanity out of recycling an old dresser. You can find dressers at thrift stores, yard sales, and more.
Source & Instructions: An Oregon Cottage
21. From Crib to Loft Bed with Storage
Turn that old crib into a modern loft bed. Increase your storage and update your toddlers space with this creative hack. You can utilize the existing top level placement of the mattress and build a small ladder to match!
Get the instructions here: Adriel Booker
22. Vintage Bicycle Sink Design
Turn your bathroom into a charming space as shown below with a vintage bicycle. Take those found treasures and connect them to your style for a one of a kind result. I love the little details of using the bike basket as a bath towel holder.
Source: The Benjamin Collection
What is your favorite furniture hack? I think it’s time to convert one of my old dressers into a shabby chic bookshelf. Something very refreshing transforming a dark and heavy piece with a little bit of creativity and white paint.