19 Incredible DIYs for Old Furniture

Most of us have old furniture lying around and we do not know what to do with it. Instead of leaving the furniture around while it consumes space, or instead of throwing it out, you can easily turn it up a notch and create a whole new furniture altogether! With little bit of hammering and bit of painting, you will have made an entirely new piece of furniture from the old. Here are some amazing and easy to do ideas for your to try out on those old pieces of furniture.


1. Old Desk

1. Old Desk

Old Desk

If you have an old desk just sitting around, why not try this DIY. You can easily detach the old desk then nail it back together to form a nice comfy bench with a chest of drawers on the side and a storage area under it. Not only will you still be using the drawers that where already there, but, you get to have a bonus place for storage underneath the bench. You can paint the new furniture over for a new color as well.

2. Two Chair Bench

2. Two Chair Bench

DIY Two Chair Bench

This DIY involves making a bench out of two chairs. For this, you will have to have the chairs facing each other, and then adding extra material so to create both the sitting and leaning parts pf the bench. The backs of the chairs will serve as the armrests for the bench.

3. Chest of Drawers

3. Chest of Drawers

Chest of Drawers

Another great way to make a bench is to use a chest of drawers. You can remove some drawers from one side, and make a bench there. You can also decide to leave some of the drawers still intact so that you get to store some things that you might need when sitting on that bench.

4. Barrel Furniture

4. Barrel Furniture

DIY Barrel Furniture

Barrels make for great furniture! You can cut out parts of the barrels and then add a bit more of the wooden material to create the seat and the back of some sofas. This is quite a creative and unique idea! You can also come up with other furniture from the barrels, such as tables.

5. Ladder Rack

5. Ladder Rack

Ladder Rack

An old and useless ladder can still add value to your house. You can easily paint the ladder into any color of your choice, then hang the ladder to the ceiling horizontally, then use the ladder as a rack for your hangers. You can use the top part of the ladder as a shelf just as well.

6. Door Shed

6. Door Shed

Door Shed

You might have decided to remove some doors from your house, and have no clue on what to do with the doors themselves. With this DIY, you get to creatively make a garden shed just by attaching the doors together and putting some shelves and a roof. This is quite easy and is quite cheap for you to do.

7. Mirror Bench

7. Mirror Bench

Mirror Bench

This bench is made from attaching a mirror to a chest of drawers. For this, you need to make sure that the chest of drawers is low enough to serve as a bench. You can add a cushion to the bench and re-paint the new furniture.

8. Boat Sofa

8. Boat Sofa

DIY Boat Sofa

This DIY is creativity at its best! If you have an old boat or canoe you do not use anymore, you can easily turn it into a beautiful and unique sofa. It is not every day that you see such a creatively made sofa.

9. Dog Bed

9. Dog Bed

DIY Dog Bed

Old Barrels can also be turned into dog beds. It is quite easy because not much work is needed to be done to make the dog beds. The barrels do not even need re-painting, but rather you can use some vanishing liquid so that it looks shiny and new.

10. Drawer to Table

10. Drawer to Table

Drawer to Table

You can literally make a perfectly great table from using just one drawer. You can use a drawer from n old chest of drawers that you to not need and more then attach some legs to it, and a table top. As simple as that really! You can decide to repaint this new table or, just use some vanishing liquid to make it sooth and new.

11. Shelves

11. Shelves

DIY Pallet Shelves

If you have a piece of furniture that has small different compartments, then you can make these unique and creative shelves. Break down the compartments from their original formation, and then attach them to a wall in any patterns you prefer to form some amazing shelves.

12. Wooden Spindle Bookshelf

12. Wooden Spindle Bookshelf

Wooden Spindle Bookshelf from Old Furniture

This book shelve does not take much to make. You simply need to add a few pieces of wood to the spindle to make some divisions then; you need to re-paint the spindle into any color you want. Just as simple as that!

13. Homemade Play Kitchen

13. Homemade Play Kitchen

Homemade Play Kitchen

From an old television console, you can make a beautiful and creative play kitchen for your children. The cabinets on the bottom can be re painted to resemble a stove and a sink. You can choose to add a few more pieces of wood according to how your cabinet looks so to add more features to the play kitchen.

14. Bird Coop

14. Bird Coop

DIY Bird Coop

You can do so much with an old wardrobe. One of the great ideas is to turn the wardrobe into a bird coop. You can re make the inside of the wardrobe so to suit the plan you have for the bird coop, then you can paint the outside into a nice and friendly color. You can decide to change the top of the wardrobe so to create a roof of some sort.

15. Cabinet Play Kitchen

15. Cabinet Play Kitchen

Cabinet Play Kitchen

Another piece of furniture you can use to make a play kitchen is a cabinet with a few drawers and compartments. You can also add some features to it so to resemble the type of kitchen you want.

16. Ladder and Drawers

16. Ladder and Drawers

Ladder and Drawers

You can place some nice fitting drawers on a ladder to form a unique looking chest of drawers. Then in the drawers, you can keep things like towels, or use it to keep your pots of plants.

17. Head Board Bench

17. Head Board Bench

Head Board Bench

The bench can easily be made out of the frame of a plain and simple head board. The top and bottom parts of the head board are the ones to be used. You can used the raised side as the back of the bench, then divide the lower part into two so to make the arm rests for the bench.

18. Darlene's Solar Lamps

18. Darlene’s Solar Lamps

Darlene’s Solar Lamps

You can easily turn those old fashioned lamps into new and absolutely amazing looking lamps. Turn that ol into a new classy lamp. You can do this by adding features to the old lamp that allows you to attach light bulbs to the lamps.

19. Cabinet Door Words

19. Cabinet Door Words

Cabinet Door Words

Old cabinet doors can be repainted and turned into boards for writing on. You can paint on the boards word of encouragement or just any other random and significant words of your choice. This DIY is quite creative and artsy.



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