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Unique Décor and Furniture Re-purposing Ideas

If you spend as much time investing your time into researching and reviewing home décor concepts as we do, then chances are you’ve come across a few incredibly clever re-purposing ideas. In the age of Pinterest and DIY everything, people tend to really love making something into something else – usually because it’s inexpensive and provides you with great bragging rights. Re-purposing items in your home is also great for reducing your carbon footprint.

With that being said, ere are four great furniture re-purposing ideas:

The Old-Door Headboard

When people remodel old homes, they throw away all sorts of weathered wood. To some, it’s nothing but trash – but to others, these items can be a real treasure. From old shutters to reclaimed wood cupboards, there are plenty of uses for this formerly cast off “junk.”

Old Thai temple doors turned into a fancy bed headboard

by Incorporated NY / Photography by Annie Schlechter

One such popular idea is the door headboard. Simply strip away the hardware and you have a perfectly good piece which you can paint, distress and customize in any way you see fit.

Kids rooms with repurposed doors as headboards

Image courtesy of BHG

Repurposing old doors as bed headboards

by Dreamy Whites

Windows as Wall Art! Or maybe Coffee Tables?

Similar to the headboard, old windows are also often scrapped during home demolitions or remodeling efforts. Sometimes you can obtain them for free – or at least for a very low price. A few crafty homeowners have chosen to trade out panes of glass for mirrors – which can make a great piece for a room void of actual windows.

Repurposed window into fancy DIY coffee table

Image courtesy of Shelterness

Repurposing vintage wooden doors or shutters as a dramatic piece of art

By designer Rachel Krauskopf whowas featured in a DesignSponge article

Other homeowners have used the wood to frame artistic prints and photographs — we’ll let you be the judge of what’s best to do with your pieces of the house.

DIY art – upcycled windows frames

$175 on Etsy

I love you, on a chalkboard made from an old windows frame

$85 on Etsy

Small pictures frame from old windows

$45 on Etsy

Vintage Suitcases

Full of character, old suitcases are generally flavored with a variety of bold colors and fun prints. In order to convert them into home décor, some people have stacked multiple suitcases as a unique piece of sculpture – but there are a few more functional options as well. For example, fastening a cushion into both compartments of an opened suitcase and adding on legs can create a beautiful chair.

Louis Vuitton vintage trunks as nightstand

Only if you have a few LV suitcases — via TheFurnishingTouch

Repurposed vintage suitcase as sidetable

Great idea found on Vintageandflea

Books arranged on a vintage suitcase

Beautiful arrangement by the two sisters runningTortoise and the Hare

DIY table on stacked vintage suitcases

FurnishBurnish will tell you how to do it …

The greatest part is that, by making something on your own, you can fashion a one-of-a-kind piece.

Which one do you like most?

Carrie Dagenhard

Carrie is a seasoned blogger, entertainment journalist and all around professional wordsmith with a passion for interior design and home organization. A self-proclaimed eternal wanderer and neat freak, she enjoys sharing her eclectic tastes and zeal of creating a beautiful and balanced space through DIY home décor. After graduating with a degr[...]

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