15 Creative Ways you can Repurpose Old Furniture

Planning to revamp your home interiors? Well, you don’t need to make it an expensive affair! If you have old furniture at your home (that you were thinking about tossing out), you can use them in several creative ways to lend a fresh feel to your home. All you need is some ideas on how to repurpose your unwanted old furniture into something useful and innovative!

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So, here we are listing down some creative ways to make something amazing out of unwanted junk.

1.   Interesting Children’s Dresser

Dressing table

If you find your old dresser to be boring, revive it with a vibrant color. You can paint it in bright-hued chalkboard paint like pinkish-red. This will give it a playful look, making it perfect for your kid’s room. Your kids can write or draw anything on it, saving your walls from unexpected drawings.

2.   Salvaged Home Office

home office

Imagine a home office made up of things from your junkyard! Yes, you can create a fully functional home office with your old furniture, like the one shown here. The legs of this desk are made by sawhorses, the desktop is formed by a wooden pallet, and the framework is made by an old ladder. A garage storage unit has been used here along with wood pallets to offer back support. They create a shelving unit with substantial storage space. Place vintage-style objects on the shelves to lend a rustic look to the space.

3.   Decoupaged Furniture

Decorating items

You don’t need to throw away damaged furniture. An interesting way to hide imperfections and damages on furniture is with decoupage. On this neglected dresser, the imperfections have been concealed with old sheets of music. This also lends a shabby yet chic look to this all-white bedroom. Other stuff you can use to decoupage damaged furniture are book pages, postcards, letters, and maps. This is a great way to hide missing veneer, water marks, gouges and other flaws. Moreover, it adds a unique style and dimension to the space.

4. Vibrant Focal Point

painted coffee table

A fresh coat of paint can sometimes work wonders on a weary piece of furniture. This coffee table, boring earlier, has been painted in an attention-grabbing royal blue color that has made it the focal point of an otherwise neutral living room.

5.  Outdated Turned to Stylish


With a bit of creativity, you can repurpose even the most outdated and unnecessary stuff.  Here, a worn out wood frame has been updated with decoupage with the help of antiquing glaze, polyurethane spray, and aluminum foil. The framed chalkboard gets a stylish look with the gold finish. It looks great when hung on a wall or placed on a dresser.

6.   Wallpaper Table

Dining table

Spruce up your old furniture with unexpected materials! Have some wallpaper and leftover paint? Use them to transform an old dining table into an artwork. The various colors and patterns add versatility to the table, making it suitable for any room.

7.    Wooden Soda Crates

wooden crates

Here is an out-of-the-box way to use old soda crates and an old table. A shadow box and combination coffee table has been made out of four old crates of soda.

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The crates have been attached to the base of an old table and a tempered glass piece is laid over them.

8.   Retro Nightstand Makeover

old night lamp

Two-tiered nightstands and end tables were quite popular in the 50s. They have a practical design. All you need to transform this retro style furniture piece into a fully functional one is a fresh coat of paint.

9.   Paint Magic

Painted table

Have an old wooden table? Revive it with paint! You can paint the whole table in a single color, and then paint floral patterns on it as shown here. The earthy flowers and the crisp white palette create a serene effect.

10.   Outdoor Coffee Table

outdoor coffee table

Add some visual appeal to your front porch with an old coffee table. If you don’t have one, get it from the flea-market. Paint it in an exterior, high-gloss plaint that can withstand the outdoor weather conditions.

11.  Door to Table

table made of door

An old door can make an amazing coffee table. The rustic finish of the door shown here, fits well for family rooms. Put your feet over it, avoid using coaster, spill soda – it won’t damage the table. Rather, it would only boost the rich, natural patina.

12.   Weathered Wooden Table

Timbered table

With weathered timbers, you can create a solid table that matches various styles – eclectic, contemporary, old world, rustic and more. The table shown here has angle cuts on its legs that lend an Asian flair to it.

13.   Wooden Crate Shelf

shelf of crates

You can build a fully functional shelf with wooden crates. Here, two old wood crates have been stacked over an industrial cart to create a portable shelf. You can hide away clutter easily through the hinged openings.

14.    Stepladder Display Shelf

stepladder shelf

A small, bright-hued stepladder can serve as a delightful display shelf as shown here. The ladder’s weathered finish teamed with crisp white frames hanging on adjacent walls, lends a classic cottage feel to the room.

15.    Outdoor Bench


Old chairs

Thinking what to do with those old chairs? Create a comfortable and gorgeous outdoor bench out of them! Place your chairs adjacent to each other (two, three or more, based on how long you want the bench to be). Make a custom cushion tying the chairs together. Sand down the chairs to paint or re-stain, or simply leave them in their original condition to get a rustic look. Once done, you will have created a cozy and stylish outdoor seating arrangement.

So, aren’t these ideas interesting? Gear up to take your home décor to the next level with your old furniture and these creative ideas! Applying these ideas is fun and cost-effective. So, go ahead and start making interesting things out of your old furniture!

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