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5 Recycling Projects You Can Do This Weekend

Turn old items into fantastic pieces of decor


We all have a few old items at home—old tables, chairs, and even cabinets that many of us may have forgotten. While others may consider passing it down to the kids or bringing it to the nearest garage sales, you may want to think things through and consider repurposing or recycling them into functional must-haves.

To repurpose an object is to use it for something entirely different from its original purpose. By repurposing what you already have, you create new things of higher value and would surely give your home a unique touch. If you have free time on your hands, here are five great projects that will inspire you to breathe new life into must-haves that have seen better days:

Fan Cover Picture Holder

Tired of the usual frames on shelves and tables? Give your space a rustic upgrade by working with an old fan cover. Clean it with a damp towel and keep the finish as is. Attach the photos using bulldog clips and be creative in terms of spacing. For a complete farmhouse vibe, decorate the cover with excess burlap fabric or twine.

For a guide you can follow, click here.

Tool Box Planter

With our creativity, any scrap item or container at home can be turned into chic planters. If you're looking for something sturdy, you may want to check the garage or storage room for old tool boxes that you can use. Clean it thoroughly and your finished project can be used as a dining area centerpiece or as a focal point in the living area.

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Key Wind Chime

More often than not, drawers at home are filled with old keys and other extra materials that we forgot to sort and discard over the years. Don't throw away these pieces just yet as you can create whimsical decor using these finds.

For a guide you can follow, click here.

Dog Bed

To give the home a vintage appeal, many homeowners have looked into the possibility of restoring and upcycling old pieces of furniture. Aside from the usual practices like distressing the piece or painting it a new shade, you may want to craft a cute new bed for your furry friend using old dresser drawers. Complete it with a tiny cushion and they will surely feel all the love.

For a guide you can follow, click here.

Luggage Table

Vintage suitcases and a couple of old luggages are sturdy enough to be turned into shelves and tables. Personalize your bedroom or home office with these upcycled beauties and fill it some of your favorite books and other decor. Feel free to work or consult with a trusted carpenter regarding the process.

For a guide you can follow, click here.

PHOTOS: Cassie Perryman via Pinterest | Lowes | Home Decor Designs Ideas via Pinterest | DIY Show Off | Ruche.

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