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30 DIY Furniture Hacks We Didn't Think Were Possible

June 4th, 2018

We have all been guilty of throwing away that one thing we couldn’t really find any other use for.

But with a little hard work and some elbow grease, these crafty designers prove that nothing is really ever useless or boring, you just have to view it from a new perspective.

Here are 30 furniture hacks that prove all furniture can be revived:

#1 From garage sale cabinet to fully-functional kitchen island

This crafty mom picked up a pair of cabinets at a garage sale for $5. She then proceeded to remodel the heck out of one of them into this multi-purpose kitchen island. The all-in-one wonder houses 2 large garbage bins, a towel rack, plenty of shelf space and a beautiful wooden countertop. It even has wheels on the bottom to make moving it around a dream. Now that’s value!

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#2 From front door to headboard

This creative couple spotted an old abandoned wooden door on a random date night and decided to take it home. After a little wood work and a fresh coat of paint, they managed to take this door from curbside to bedside!

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InfarrantlyCreative Source: InfarrantlyCreative
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InfarrantlyCreative Source: InfarrantlyCreative

#3 From antique dresser to bodacious bench

By cutting this dresser in half, an awesome do-it-yourselfer just managed to make 2 projects out of one antique dresser. Not only is this kid bench a cool hangout spot for kids, it can store all their toys and stuff too!

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MyRepurposedLife Source: MyRepurposedLife
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MyRepurposedLife Source: MyRepurposedLife

#4 From sordid sock drawer to fabulous foot rest

This sock drawer just found a new way to serve your feet! Instead of its former job of keeping your socks safe, it now takes care of your feet after a long day of work!

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BeyondThePicket-Fence Source: BeyondThePicket-Fence

#5 From bi-fold closet doors to brilliant bookcase

If we saw this bookcase at a friend’s house, we would never have guessed that it was formed from bi-fold accordion style closet doors. It just goes to show that the right mindset and dedication opens up endless doors of opportunity.

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MyRepurposedLife Source: MyRepurposedLife
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MyRepurposedLife Source: MyRepurposedLife

#6 From old-timey TV to clever cabinet

This old television set may seem like a relic from the past but not to this repurposing whiz! They managed to give this TV an updated new look and purpose to find its way back into the living room.

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HomeHinges Source: HomeHinges

#7 From vintage vase to lavish lamp

It is amazing how much good a fresh coat of paint can do. This designer turned this antique vase into a trendy lamp with just a new paint job and some basic electronics knowledge!

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Used.ca Source: Used.ca
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Used.ca Source: Used.ca

#8 Kitchen chairs united as a bench

We’ve all had those wobbly old kitchen chairs you don’t use anymore. This DIY dynamo came up with a solution – stick them together to form a cool new bench!

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SpoonfulOfImagination Source: SpoonfulOfImagination

#9 From dated drawers to stylish shelves

This one truly made us say “That’s awesome!” aloud. There’s a pure and elegant simplicity to this whole project that is just is absolutely captivating. Who knew pull-out drawers could make such cool, rustic shelves just by turning them around and hanging them up?

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Remodelaholic Source: Remodelaholic
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Remodelaholic Source: Remodelaholic

#10 Turning this stool on its head opens up a world of possibilities

Here’s another one of those simple but endlessly useful redesigns. Just sew up a cloth bag over an inverted stool and you got yourself a holder or bin for a ton of different things! Plus, points to this designer for the pockets and the trolley wheels for maximum mobility

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2LittleHooligans Source: 2LittleHooligans
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#11 From old tire to ornamental ottoman

This one is pretty clever. The rope and the rubber simulate the feeling of having a cushion underneath. We imagine that the rope exterior might attract the attention of some curious felines, but cat owners probably won’t mind.

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Handimania Source: Handimania

#12 Just a really cool cooler

Retrofitting this cooler into a pallet case might seem like a lot of work but the results are definitely worth it. After all that hard work, you can kick back anytime with your new backyard barbeque best friend and load it up with some well-deserved ice-cold drinks.

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#13 A door that opens straight to memory lane

This handy mom just got a really cool door for the entryway but it’s not the kind you think. She transformed it into an awesome picture frame/coat rack for her family and adorned it with pictures of their whole story! It is functional and sentimental!

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PhotogMommie Source: PhotogMommie
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PhotogMommie Source: PhotogMommie

#14 From dated dresser to captivating console table

As we’ve come to learn, old dressers seem to be a gold mine for the DIY/ repurposing community. Here’s a really beautiful conversion of one into a beautiful console table.

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TwoItYourself Source: TwoItYourself
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TwoItYourself Source: TwoItYourself

#15 From housing gardening gear to hosting phenomenal parties

Stumbling into a Pottery Barn turned out the be just the thing this DIY enthusiast needed. She managed to convert a gardening station into an outdoor bar with everything you need to throw a cool backyard party!

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TheCreativityExchange Source: TheCreativityExchange
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TheCreativityExchange Source: TheCreativityExchange

#16 From four posts to two seats

When this designer found a bed frame near the side of his house, he immediately leaped into action. Using just a saw and some nails, he managed to convert the spare bed frame into everyone’s new favorite place to sit.

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JillsAbode Source: JillsAbode

#17 From playing notes to housing stories

This next entry comes with a bit of a story. When this man’s wife jumped on Craigslist to try to hunt down a free piano, she got what she was looking for. The piano was indeed free, unfortunately, the reason why it was free is because it was also irreparably broken.

Luckily her husband is a bit of handyman and managed to turn a bad situation upside down by doing the same to the piano! Now it hangs as a magnificent bookcase and a great story to tell their friends.

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Instructables Source: Instructables
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Instructables Source: Instructables

#18 A ladder that stepped up

There wasn’t as an intense amount of work put into this one as the rest, but the end result is just as gorgeous. With just a few simple steps this ladder now serves as a rustic bedside table!

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FunkyJunkInteriors Source: FunkyJunkInteriors
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FunkyJunkInteriors Source: FunkyJunkInteriors

#19 Some storage you can sit down on

This is another one of those devilishly simple ones. Just by turning this pair of bookcases on their sides and attaching some comfy cushions, this designer made the kids playroom one of the coolest places to hangout in.

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IHeartOrganizing Source: IHeartOrganizing
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IHeartOrganizing Source: IHeartOrganizing

#20 A crib that ages on

This designer just made the most out of his crib purchase by upgrading it to a toddler’s loft! He saved money and the baby just got a new but familiar bed!

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AdrielBooker Source: AdrielBooker
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AdrielBooker Source: AdrielBooker

#21 From storing one thing to another

This handyman just took an old office filing cabinet and transformed it into a multi-purpose holder for the garage! Now instead of files and folders, it stores all sorts of garden implements from rakes to mops and shovels! It even has a rack on the side for other tiny tools!

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TaleWool Source: TaleWool

#22 When two chairs become one

Old broken chairs? That is not a problem for this awesome artisan! He made the most of these cheaply made chairs and built a gorgeous French-style bench from it. Tres beau!

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AnOregonCottage Source: AnOregonCottage
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AnOregonCottage Source: AnOregonCottage

#23 From levitating lawn chairs to hanging hack

We love this clothes rack solution for smaller homes. Just by hanging up a few garden chairs on the walls, the DIY-er made a space-saving, functional, and creative hanging/storage option for clothes! It even doubles as extra chairs around the apartment when not being used!

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Yiconglu Source: Yiconglu
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Yiconglu Source: Yiconglu

#24 From baby’s room bauble to living room staple

This spring from a baby’s crib now lives a new life as an inspiration board for mommy. She hangs various items and image that inspire her, including pictures of the baby.

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