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!

 

 

 

Repurpose & Upstyle with Paint, Glaze & Distressing

Upstyled - Repurposed Paint Glaze & DistressingWhen old furniture pieces are beyond their prime, a whole new life awaits with repurposing and a painted refinished look.

Old cabinet doors, discarded mirrors, and dated head and foot boards all have the potential of being repurposed and made into something new.

With paint, glaze and distressing, they can take on an entirely new look, while also serving a whole new purpose.

An old dresser mirror can take on a new life for any entryway.

Discarded cabinet doors can become chalkboards, key chain holders, and coat racks.

Headboards and footboards are also great options for coat racks, adding a great pop of character to a hall way, with practical functionality not only for coats, but beach towels as well.

Oh, and don’t leave out drawer fronts from old dressers. They make great coat racks as well, or chalk boards!

For more ideas on how you can repurpose your old furniture, visit our Repurposed Wall Pieces album.

Repurposed Headboards, Futons & Cabinet Doors

Headboards, futon arm rests, and cabinet doors repurposed into coat racks, chalkboards, and photo displays.  Facelift Furniture DIY Blog.

Repurposing, oh the endless options!! At Facelift Furniture, we specialize in upstyling weary and worn furniture into prized pieces that pop with character and restored charm. And we love getting creative with dated pieces that aren’t quite as useful as they once were. Destined for the dump, we rework their look and functionality into prized pieces with one-of-a-kind character!

It’s something you can do too!Headboards, futon arm rests, and cabinet doors repurposed into coat racks, chalkboards, and photo displays. Find more inspiration on our Pinterest boards, or on the Facelift Furniture DIY blog.

Take the futon arm rests above. Sitting out by a dumpster, I saw potential with their design, and repurposed them into coat racks and photo display boards.

The small cabinet doors were discarded samples from a local cabinet builder. Painted, glazed, and distressed, and with hooks from Hobby Lobby, they took on a new purpose and pop with new life.

Headboards and footboards, well don’t get me started! With all their chunky, molded and ornate design, enormous potential awaits for chalk boards, coat and towel racks, and photo displays too.

Last but not least, drawer fronts. You know those chests of drawers or dressers on their last leg and left out by the curb? Ever noticed how their drawers may have great ornate design? Remove the fronts from those drawers, and you have lots of possibilities with paint, glaze, and distressing and some great looking hardware!

Enormous potential awaits dated and used up pieces to be transformed just like these! Just think of what gems await in your local thrift store, on a nearby curb or (just plug your nose) sitting next to a dumpster not far from you!

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!