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!

Headboard in Distressed Turquoise – Before & After

This curvy, chunky queen sized headboard was given a whole new look with paint, glaze and distressing.

Refinished in Turquoise, Black glaze was used to accent all the molding and bold features.

Light distressing revealed the original wood tones, adding even more pop to the new look of the headboard.

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 Bed in Rustic Robin’s Egg Blue – Before & After

Twin Bed in Rustic Robin's Egg Blue with Black Glaze - Before & AfterThis twin bed was given a new look with paint, glaze and distressing

The bed was refinished in Robin’s Egg Blue, with Black Glaze providing a rustic antiqued look. 

Distressing added to the look my popping out the original wood tones. 

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

Headboard in Distressed Turquoise with Black Glaze

Headboard in distressed Turquoise with Black Glaze - DIY Inspiration from Facelift FurnitureThis curvy, chunky old headboard was given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing.

The headboard was refinished in Turquoise, and one of our favorite colors.

Black glaze accented the detail, as well as the bold oak wood grain.

Distressing revealed the white primer, as well as the original wood tones.

For more inspiration, visit out Turquoise Refinished Furniture 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.