That 1970s lemon yellow dresser you hauled out of your mum’s house simply won’t cut it when it comes to creating a cute room for your little princess. This repurposed furniture, however, just might!

Before you rush out and buy a roomful of brand new furniture for your child’s space, check out the possibilities that refinishing, refurbishing and re-creating offer!

These furniture hacks are inspirational tricks that will completely change the way you look at decorating your kiddo’s kingdom.

  1. Make a window seat bench from a simple shelving unit. 
  2. Have an old TV unit? Even if it’s truly tasteless, you can still create a totally custom play kitchen
  3. Need a way to display those absolutely adorable baby pics? Turn an old door into a photo display centre and the result is pretty stunning! 
  4. Your toddler no longer needs her cot. Now what? Transform it into a desk and craft station. Cot-to-Desk
  5. Convert an old desk into a corkboard-topped desk. 
  6. Use an old entertainment centre for a princess dress-up station.dress up station
  7. It used to be a bookcase, and now it’s a sand pit!
  8. Turn a desk into a neat bedside chest
  9. Reuse that cot and turn it into a little kid’s library by upcycling the panels into a book rack. 
  10. If you’re looking to make that old cot into something much more useful, another option is turning your cot into a reading chair.
  11. You could always turn this dresser mirror into a crafty chalkboard
  12. Take an old end table, cut it in half and instantly create a bunch of bookshelves.end-tables-turned-shelf-word
  13. Turn an old door into a repurposed bookshelf with awesome detail.old door bookshelf
  14. Upcycle old shutters into a clip-on wall display (for all of those little notes, homework papers and odds and ends). 
  15. The old-turned-new bathtub isn’t for cleaning up. It’s now a bathtub sofa for sittingBathtub to Sofa {3}
  16. Make a clever chalkboard shelving unit from a simple bathroom cabinet. 
  17. Not into a total take-apart and re-do? If carpentry isn’t in your skill set, how about this map/chalkboard dresser upcycle?
  18. Combine two Ikea pieces to make a mobile kids’ book storage centreMobile Kids Book Storage
  19. Transform this old cable spool into a super-cool spool bookcase

Belinda's a passionate advocate for community and connection. As the founder of the Mum Central Network she’s committed to celebrating the journey that is Australian parenthood. Mum to two cheeky boys, and wife to her superstar husband, they live a busy but crazy lifestyle in Adelaide. Great conversation, close friends and good chocolate are her chosen weapons for daily survival. Oh, and bubbles. Champagne is key.

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