Reuse furniture and accessories
If you’ve searched your entire house and can’t find a suitable piece of furniture for your room, don’t give up yet. Sometimes you can create whatever you want by transforming an old room for a new purpose. For example, you can use a table as a desk or a nightstand as a TV stand.
Reusing furniture often involves changing its appearance. For example, you can repaint or repaint a wooden table before converting it to a desk, or you can take an entire room apart and use the different parts in new ways reuse furniture.
Here are some examples of old pieces destined for new uses:
• A bookcase of drawers.
Apartment Therapy shows how a Chicago couple transformed an assortment of free second-hand dressers into a bespoke bookcase. They took all the drawers out of the cupboards, painted them white and hung them on the wall. Their books are grouped on these “shelves” by color.
• Shelving of a chest of drawers.
If you’ve turned your dresser drawers into shelves, the rest of the dresser can still come in handy. So you can add wooden planks where drawers used to be to create open shelves. A, you can see an old chest of drawers turned into a colorful case for storing books and games reuse furniture.
• A library bar.
House Beautiful shows an old library that a New York couple repurposed as a bar. There are still a few books on the top shelf, but the three liquor bottles and glasses at the back of the house.
• A sink vanity with a dresser.
If you can’t find the right mirror cabinet for your sink, you can make one from an old dresser. shows an example made from an old dresser to fit a traditional bathroom.