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!

Furniture Painted & Repurposed Into Coat Racks

Head and foot boards repurposed with hooks into coat racks - DIY Inspiration from Facelift FurnitureDated furniture pieces don’t have to be destined for the dump. And old beds that don’t fit newer mattresses don’t have to say farewell to their better days!

With repurposing in mind, dated head and foot boards can be transformed into coat racks. With hooks from Hobby Lobby, and a favorite color, paint, glaze and distressing gave these pieces a whole new look.

For more inspiration, visit our Repurposed Wall Pieces collection!

DIY Chalkboard from a Cabinet Door

DIY Chalkboard from a Cabinet Door - Repurposing Inspiration from Facelift FurnitureOld cabinet doors are perfect for repurposing something discarded into something new, charming and useful.

With paint, glaze and distressing on the outer frame, they pop to new life. With chalkboard paint on their flat surface, they become a creative writing surface.

And with an upside down pull attached at the bottom, the chalk used for write on the board can be kept handy!

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

Furniture Repurposed into Coat Racks & Chalk Boards

Furniture pieces and cabinet doors repurposed into coat racks and chalkboards! From Facelift Furniture's DIY blog.When furniture is past it’s prime and headed to the curb or thrift store, repurposing opens the door for making something entirely new out of the old and outdated.

Take dated headboards for example. Too low to the floor for newer beds, they are a great option for coat racks and chalkboards.

Discarded cabinet doors and drawer fronts from old dressers are also a great option for coat racks and chalkboards. The same may be done with old chairs!

Just add paint, glaze, and distressing to any of these pieces, and the endless options of color provide a one-of-a-kind look in your home!

For more inspiration, visit our Repurposed Wall Pieces collection.

Paint, Glaze & Distress to Upstyle & Repurpose

Paint Glaze & Distress to Upstyle & Repurpose  Retro Furniture

Endless opportunities for creativity come alive when vintage furniture, mirrors and almost any kind of door is upstyled with paint, glaze and distressing.

When you take a retro design and transform it with a great color, the one-of-a-kind accenting provided by glaze, and distressing that draws out the original wood tones, you open up the door to hard to match charm and character in your living space.

Not only do furniture pieces take on a new look, but cabinet doors and headboards can be transformed into coat racks, chalkboards, photo displays.

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Upstyled Furniture & Repurposed Chalkboards

Facelift Furniture Repurposed & Upstyled.  Find out what these 3 chlkboards came from!Half the fun of refinishing furniture is finding ways to repurpose pieces that have seemingly served their purpose and have nowhere to go. Most of the furniture I work with, like the cedar chest, dresser, and desk in this photo, can be upstyled and still serve the purpose for which they were built.

But there are pieces, like those on the wall, with dated functionality. Be it head or foot boards that are too small for modern beds, or cabinet doors headed to the curb, these piece provide the opportunity to think outside the box and create a new purpose.

Take the three chalkboards in this photo.  The large red chalk board was originally a mirror.  The frame was at a thrift store, and I cut and painted press board to make this new piece. The smaller chalk board hanging to the right was a discarded kitchen cabinet door.

The long vertical chalkboard with “Welcome” on it was the drawer front from and old chest of drawers that was falling apart. And the frames on each of these chalkboards were painted, glazed, and distressed–just like the furniture in this photo!