Craft / DIY

19 Ways to Repurpose Furniture That’ll Save a Stack of Cash


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. mum central
  2. Have an old TV unit? Even if it’s truly tasteless, you can still create a totally custom play kitchen mum central
  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! mum central
  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. mum central
  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! mum central
  8. Turn a desk into a neat bedside chestmum central
  9. Reuse that cot and turn it into a little kid’s library by upcycling the panels into a book rack. mum central
  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.mum central
  11. You could always turn this dresser mirror into a crafty chalkboardmum central
  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). mum central
  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. mum central
  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?mum central
  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 bookcasemum central
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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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