13 Ways To Upcycle Furniture You Already Have

Looking to spice up a room without breaking the bank? Boy, have we got some projects for you. For more DIY inspiration, check out Ellen’s Design Challenge on HGTV!

1. Turn some old doors into chic seating.

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A fun, rustic way to add some character to your porch! Get some more info here.

2. Make a kid-friendly craft station from a boring side table.

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The perfect size for any room! Check out the tutorial here.

3. Use an old dresser as a bookcase.

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The perfect project for the the literature nut! Get some inspiration here.

4. Display your favorite snack tins in a unique way.

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Find yourself with a collection of snack tins you can’t part with? Make them into a functional display as a floor lamp. Find the detailed steps here.

5. Make your wicker furniture more contemporary with some spray paint.

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Old wicker furniture is plentiful in antique shops and estate sales. Spice it up a little by spray-painting dull wicker chairs and tables a fun color. If you’re a sewer, add a custom pillow seat to match other accents in the room.

6. Add some country charm to your fireplace.

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If you have a dated, dingy fireplace in your home, consider adding some bright white paneling to the front. Find the tutorial here.

7. Give a rug new purpose.

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Some rugs were meant more for resting your feet instead of wiping. Spruce up an old ottoman by re-covering it with a flat-weave rug. Find the instructions here.

8. Elevate your seating.

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Try this DIY antique door bench to add some character to a vintage-style room.

9. Rewire antique glass lamps into a modern chandelier.

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Swing that antique charm from a chandelier fashioned with a copper pipe. Learn the technique here.

10. Make a DIY desk with some old cabinets.

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Recycle old cabinets or dressers by putting a long piece of wood on top, creating a desk that’s the perfect size for your space. Check out a tutorial here.

11. Reupholster some old chairs for a funky dining nook update.

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Quick, easy, and effective! Check out some inspiration here.

12. Make your coffee table a display case.

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This tutorial shows you how to use wood crates to turn your coffee table into the perfect place to display your favorite things.

13. Turn an old bureau into a chic kitchen island.

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Need a little more counter space in your kitchen? Don’t buy an expensive new kitchen island! Try repurposing an old bedroom dresser with this tutorial.

Still looking for some creative inspiration?

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