It’s not often that dumpster dive for furniture, but one of those few times I have, I came upon a couple futon arm rests. I saw potential. Still attached to the frame, I unscrewed them, and then ideas starting churning in my head.
After filling in the hardware holes with Fix-It-Stickputty, I repurposed this armrest into a coat track and a photo display.
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 repurposedand 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.
Repurposing is a fantastic way to take make something new out of dated and discarded pieces of furniture. Older headboards and footboards are often too low to the ground for new beds, but they make great coat racks!
Low to the ground vintage footboards, like the one here painted Barn Red, don’t need their legs removed. With the new refinished look, and hooks from Hobby Lobby, a great pop of character is ready to brighten up a home.
And discarded cabinet doors are a great way to make chalk boards! With chalk board paint, the flat surface is perfect for writing on. Inverted furniture pulls are perfect for holding chalk!
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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Chunky is an understatement when it comes to what best describes this queen headboard. This style can look so dated when in it’s original finish, but oh the pop of character when paint, glaze and distressing are used to upstyle a piece like this!
This headboard was refinished in Turquoise Paint with Black Glaze. Chalkboard paint used in the flat panel areas. And it was repurposed as a coat rack as well with hooks from Hobby Lobby.
What a statement this pieces makes as it as it also serves a functional purpose for coats or even beach towels!