Building & Renovating

Jumpstart Your Day: 5 Ways to Repurpose Old Furniture

Got old doors and cabinets? Breathe new life into your pieces with the help of these ideas


What do you usually do with your old furniture? Others update the look of their pieces by simply repainting them while there are those who store their once shiny pieces in basements and utility rooms.

If you have pieces that you can't just discard because of it's sentimental value, you can always find new purpose for it at home. Let these five ideas inspire and guide you.

Source: Homesthetics. Main photos from: Rusty Blue Bird and Designed & Decor.

A kitchen island

You can turn an old door into a countertop for a kitchen island. Build a separate frame then attach the old door to it. You may choose to add a glass on top or repaint the door before attaching it. For this project, the owner opted for a distressed look. Click here for the complete guide

Photo from Hometalk.

Mail holder

Keep your bills and letter organized by repurposing an old window shutter into a mail organizer as seen in the photo. You can easily insert envelopes in between slats! Give the shutter a fresh coat of paint then place it by the entryway or kitchen.

Photo from Rusty Blue Bird.

Mini Wine Bar

Add a unique piece to your outdoor area by turning an old dresser into a mini wine bar. Click here for the complete guide.


We've featured a couple of unique and recycled planters and here's another one that you can add to the list. You may also repurpose an old dresser or drawer into a planter by cleaning the piece then painting it with your chosen color. Plant your succulents or any other plant then place it by your garden. Click here to learn more.

Photo from Eclectically Vintage.


By simply adding planks to an old door, you can use it as an open shelf where you can put decor pieces. You may also display some of your collections and books. You can do this project on your own or you may ask help from your trusted carpenter.

Photo from Dishfunctional Designs.


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