Creating something new from old furniture is a fabulous way to up-cycle products so they don’t end up wasting away in landfill. Most of these ten top DIY furniture hacks are simple enough for a weekend project, using common items that are easy to get your hands on.
Farmhouse Style Dresser from an IKEA Cabinet
A fabulous DIY furniture hack, this very basic looking IKEA dresser has been completely transformed with the simple addition of a few timber feature panels, a lick of paint and matte black cabinetry knobs. The finished result is a beautiful farmhouse style dresser that makes for the perfect compliment in any contemporary or classic styled bedroom.
Tufted Ottoman from a Coffee Table
We are absolutely OBSESSED with this incredibly luxurious DIY furniture hack! Using an old coffee table that has seen better days, you can create a fabulous tufted ottoman for your living area or bedroom; all you need is some fabric, stuffing, basic sewing supplies and paint!
TV Cabinet into Kid’s Play Kitchen
Absolutely amazing! Build your child’s dream play kitchen using an outdated TV unit (you can find one at your local second hand store). This tutorial is a little more in depth than most of the ideas featured in this post however, the result are simply magical.
Kid’s Crafts Table from a Cot
This DIY project offers a new lease on life for your child’s cot, growing and evolving as your child does! Re-purpose a cot to create a nifty crafts station; add small hooks to carry stationery, toys or a whiteboard as shown in the example above, for added functionality.
Bookshelves into Home Command Centre
Built using three basic, tall shelving units, this home command centre makes it easy to organise all the necessary bits and pieces needed around the home. Create storage that best suits your family’s needs, for example, folder space for instruction manuals, receipts, school work, etc, a bulletin board or monthly calendar and more.
DIY Kitchen Island from a Dresser
Now this is a stroke of genius! Create a stunning kitchen island, complete with bonus storage and bench space for your kitchen, using an old dresser. Simply spruce it up, add a benchtop and some legs (or wheels with a brake function, as shown in this example) and away you go!
Mini Home Office Chest
If you don’t have a dedicated home office, it can be tricky to keep yourself organised. This home DIY project can be customised to suit your needs; include space to neatly tuck away your laptop and various chargers, space for notebooks and stationery, and finish it off by mounting a cork board to the underside of the lid to keep your notes and reminders easily accessible. All your office gadgets and equipment will be neatly tucked away without taking up space and getting lost around the home.
Filing Cabinet to Garage Storage
Simple, easy and effective, this garage storage solution is made using an old filing cabinet. Filing cabinets are slowly moving into the obsolete category as most filing is digital these days; this home DIY project gives that old metal cabinet new life and purpose!
Laundry Basket Station from Shelf Unit
Re-purpose a simple shelving unit into a storage station for your laundry to house your dirty clothes and other bits and pieces. As an added bonus, if your shelf unit is large enough, you may also want to consider mounting a small ironing board on the top for the ultimate in multi-use functionality.
Bathroom Vanity from Old Dresser
Have an old dresser you simply cannot part with? Or, have you spotted a fabulous piece at your local thrift store? Convert it into a luxurious bathroom vanity, complete with storage space aplenty.
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I found myself thinking “who would have thought!” a couple of times! Very creative!