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7 Clever Ways to Re-Purpose Home Furniture

An ever-increasing awareness of the need to reduce and re-use has led to a wave of recycling used products. Apart from saving the environment, recycling helps save some cash in your wallets too.

Did you know that you can recycle furniture while re-doing your interiors as well?

When planning your home decor, you don’t need to turn your back on that table with a broken leg. There is so much you can do with the furniture that you are about to pop into the trash. Apart from helping save on your interior design cost, using re-purposed furniture lends a unique twist to your decor.

Here are seven clever hacks you can employ to decorate your home with re-purposed furnishings.

Re-use that Old Door

The old front door, that you are planning to change, can turn into the perfect coffee table. The rustic, wooden finish of an old door can add the perfect charm to your living room.

Old door turned into center table | Photo Credit: pinterest.com

From Dresser to Couch

Re-purposing old dressers and drawer stands into brand new spare couches for the living room are a great idea. All you need to do is add some polish to the wood and spruce it up with colorful cushions.

An old dresser re-purposed into couches | Photo Credit: pinterest.com

Turn the Table Around

Thinking of disposing off that old table with a broken leg? Think again. An old table can be cut through the center and attached to the wall as a side table. With a little paint and some accessories, this can be a perfect decor for your hall entryway.

Old table converted into a side table | Photo Credit: knickoftime.net

Mirror Your Trays

Do you have any old wall mirrors that you plan to dispose off? A little revamping can turn an old mirror into a beautiful serving tray. If required, you can cover the reflecting part of the mirror with wood or metal. This apart, the mirror can become a perfect accessory to your mini-bar.

Serving tray recycled from antique mirror | Photo Credit: thegraciousposse.com

Reclaim an Old Window

If your design plan involves changing your window panes too, you don’t need to throw the old ones out. Old window frames can be used as coffee table tops. Just add a wooden base and legs to it and what you get is an amazing center table with ample display area.

Old window frames converted into coffee table tops | Photo Credit: pinterest.com

A Piano Bookshelf

This may be a rare one, but if you find yourself with a decommissioned grand piano, you are very lucky. With a bit of skillful wood work and some right lighting, your old music piece can become a beautiful wall library.

Wall library made from unused piano | Photo Credit: kansascitypianotuning.com

Fancy that Crib

Your baby is all grown up and you still have that old crib with you. You can’t bring yourself to sell it for the precious memories that are attached with it. An old baby crib can be worked into a comfortable garden bench, a mini sofa, or even a toy chest.

Crib re-purposed into a mini sofa | Photo Credit: blog.nfm.com

There are no limits when it comes to being creative with your interior decor. The ultimate goal is to make your house a reflection of who you are. Self-designed furnishings that stand out truly lend a warm, comfortable touch to your home.

Go ahead and get creative with your living space.

Joanna D'Souza

Joanna D'Souza

Joanna is a writer and pet parent. She spends time away from work with her dog and traveling with her husband. She’s a fan of the Beatles and loves rock and pop from the 80's.

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