Repurposed Furniture Ideas & Inspiration

Repurposed Furniture Ideas & InspirationVintage furniture that’s dated, beyond repair, and discarded may be repurposed and recreated into one-of-a-kind accents that pop with character and live on with charm.

With paint, glaze and distressing, old headboards, often not tall enough for newer beds, may be repurposed in coat or towel racks, chalk boards, and even photo displays.

Broken old chairs may also take on a new life as coat racks. The same may be said with small cabinet doors and drawer fronts from dressers discarded by the roadside.

Even the sides and legs of coffee tables as well as the sides and ends of cribs may repurposed! You can find examples of all of these in our Repurposed Wall Pieces collection.

It’s an album with a full does of DIY inspiration and pleasure, full of ideas and our favorite repurposing projects! Dig into the collection HERE!

Bookshelf in Distressed Turquoise – Before & After

Rounded Turqouise Bookshelf- Before & AfterColor has a way of changing everything when used to give furniture a new life!

Turquoise was the color of choice when this bookshelf was refinished with paint, glaze and distressing.

Black Glaze provided an antiqued look, while light distressing popped out the original wood tones. 

For more inspiration, visit our Bedroom Furniture – Before & After collection. 


Twin Headboard Repurposed as Turquoise Coat Rack – Before & After

Twin Headboard Repurposed into a Turquoise Coat Rack - Before and AfterWhen weary old headboards are beyond their prime, paint, glaze and distressing offer a whole new way forward.

Take this ornate twin headboard for example!

It’s legs were shortened, and the headboard was transformed in Turquoise, with Black Glaze accenting all the great detail.

Distressing revealed the white primer and the original wood tones. And hooks at the bottom from Hobby Lobby transformed this headboard into a coat rack!

For more inspiration, visit our Repurposed Wall Pieces collection.

Paint, Glaze & Distress Cabinet Doors & Repurpose Into Coat & Towel Racks

Paint, glaze and distressed cabinet doors to repurpose into coat and towel racks! From Facelift FurniturePaint, glaze and distressing provide a transformative look that extends beyond furniture pieces!

Cabinet doors are a great example of how they can be given a whole new look and repurposed into something both practical and with a big pop of character!

These small cabinet doors were repurpuposed into coat and towel racks, as well as a key chain holder, with hardware from Hobby Lobby.

For more on colors used on these cabinet doors, visit our Favorite Furniture Paint Colors post.

And for more inspiration, visit our Repurposed Wall Pieces collection.

Foot Boards Repurposed Into Coat Racks

Foot boards repurposed into coat racks with paint, glaze & distressing! From Facelift FurnitureWith paint, glaze and distressing, the sky is the limit with the ways old furniture pieces can be given a whole new look.

And the fun doesn’t stop with pieces meant to serve their traditional purpose. For example, take dated old foot boards too small for new beds.

These pieces make great coat or towel racks! The foot boards here were refinished in Turquoise, Barn Red, and Sea Blue,  colors from our collection of favorites at Facelift Furniture.

On all the foot boards repurposed into coat racks, the hooks were purchased at Hobby Lobby.

For more inspiration, visit our Repurposed Wall Pieces collection.

Upstyled Furniture & Wall Pieces

Upstyled - Painted, Glazed & DistressedThe new look paint, glaze and distressing provides isn’t just for furniture pieces. It’s a great way to provide a whole new look to pieces that are being repurposed.

Drawer fronts and cabinet doors. The top molding of a dresser mirror. A vintage chair back and it’s front legs. The front of a nightstand. All of these were given a new life and purpose!

Chalkboard paint, hooks and clips used on these pieces added new functionality. In their new colors, they took on a whole new life!

For more inspiration, visit our Repurposed Wall Pieces collection.





The Limitless Options of Paint Colors & Old Pieces

The limitless options of paint colors and old furniture pieces. From Facelift Furniture's DIY blog.When it comes to old pieces of furniture, I’m a big fan of thinking outside the box. I like thinking about how a dated piece or discarded cabinet door can be repurposed and made into an eye catching accent.

Whether coat racks or chalkboards, what was once past it’s prime brings a pop of character into a home.

And with the limitless options of colors that can be used with paint, glaze and distressing, opportunities for creativity jump out all over the place!