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!

Repurpose Headboard & Footboards into Coat Racks & Chalkboards

Old head and foot boards repurposed into coat racks and chalk boards! DIY inspiration from Facelift Furniture.Old head and foot boards are perfect pieces for repurposing into useful wall pieces like coat racks and chalkboards. 

With the look provided by paint, glaze and distressing, head and foot boards of all sizes can take on a whole new life!

With added hooks, you can hang coats, towels, backpacks…you name it! The black hooks in these head and foot boards are from Hobby Lobby. 

And chalkboard paint allows you to transform flat surfaces into a creative writing space.

For more inspiration, visit our Repurposed Collection!




Headboard Repurposed Into Photo Displays & Coat Racks – Before & After

Headboard repurposed into Photo Displays and Coat Racks – Before and After from Facelift Furniture

This big  old vintage headboard was way beyond it’s life expectancy. As ugly as could be, I decided to get creative and repurpose this unsightly piece!

I trimmed the headboard down, and repurposed the inner panels into coat racks and photo displays.

Paint, glaze and distressing helped bring these pieces back to life. Refinished in Barn Red and Sea Blue, they popped with color.

Black Glaze accented the detail, and light distressing popped out the original wood tones.

Spray painted bull dog clips and hooks from Hobby Lobby were added to create the photo displays and coat racks.

For more inspiration, visit our Repurposed Wall Pieces 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.

Coffee Table Legs Repurposed Into a Coat Rack

Coffee table legs repurposed into a coat rack! DIY Inspiration from Facelift FurnitureOld furniture pieces on their last leg can take on a new life when repurposed. With a little creativity and outside the box thinking, something old can become useful in a whole way.

Take the coffee table legs upstyled with paint, glaze and distressing. When the piece was found in a thrift store, the glass inserts were missing on top.

The legs were cut off, and give a new look in distressed Turquoise with Black Glaze. Hooks from Hobby Lobby were added, transforming the piece into a coat rack.

And coat racks may also be repurposed from old cabinet doors. With a great paint color, the accenting effect of glaze, and wood tones revealed by distressing, make for a whole new level of charm and one-of-a-kind character.

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!

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.