12 DIY Furniture Hacks You’ll Wish You Tried Yourself
It doesn't matter if it's a piece you picked up at a garage sale or a family heirloom—it can be hard to toss old or broken furniture you love. Instead of throwing it out, reimagine the piece.
Old gym lockers can be repurposed and turned into a living room storage system, thanks to nifty ideas from Maple Creek Living. The lockers can be cut, power washed, and painted before being topped with some pallet wood.
Sewing machine table
A DIYer from Reuse Repurpose Upcycle took an old sewing cabinet, attached a shelf unit, covered the shelves with paper and painted it red. This furniture hack can now be used as a dining room hutch or extra storage in a kitchen. Try these other 12 storage hacks that will banish clutter.
Broken table legs
Time Boyden of Tim Boyden Art took some broken table legs and attached them to a slice of maple and created a small stool. The stool would be a great addition to a kitchen pantry where you may need help with hard-to-reach items or as an extra side table in a den. Freshen up your favorite pieces with these tricks to eliminate wear and tear in your home.
Broken mirror stand
A necklace organizer can be made from an old mirror stand, according to The Joy of Repurposing. The glass can be removed and the stand can be painted to match the bedroom walls. If you’re a DIYer, these personalized gifts will go the extra mile.
Old patio furniture
Even that old clock can have a new life. Try using some chalkboard paint to create a board for messages reminders, like this one from Love, Pasta and a Toolbelt.
Don’t toss that old basket just because one piece has come undone. Instead, try using some fun fabric to turn it into a footstool, like this one from Tickled Red, with storage space for lap crafts or magazines. You’ll want to try these 38 home improvement hacks that cost less than $5.
Turn that out-of-tune piano into a one-of-a-kind headboard. After dissembling the piano, Hands-On Woodworker used some plywood and screws to reinforce the joints. This furniture hack took approximately 30 hours. Don’t miss these 16 incredible IKEA furniture hacks you can do yourself.
Grab your favorite paint color and give those old farmhouse chairs a new purpose. Two broken dining chairs from Rust-Oleum Make It Yours were transformed into pretty planters.
It took some quality paint and a little work from Ocean Front Shack, but an old train table now provides extra storage for books and puzzles and is a great addition to a child’s bedroom.
For this furniture hack from Reuse Repurpose Upcycle, a little paint and some imagination can turn an old dresser into a media console. The console has plenty of room for storage and has updated hardware for a new look. Next, check out these 52 ways to make your home look more expensive.