A query I’m requested typically is “how do I study to repurpose objects for my dwelling?” Reimagining outdated objects as new, stunning dwelling decor comes naturally for some, however for me it took apply! Quickly I discovered that procuring my “stash” is fairly enjoyable! On this put up I’ll share my earliest thrifting and repurposing projects as I used to be growing my adorning model.
Repurposing Ideas: Develop Your Eye
- Begin with a clean house or a purposeful “want” in your house.
- Visualize a desired measurement and form of an merchandise that matches that house.
- If you spot an merchandise that may work, reimagine colours (which might simply be modified utilizing paint)
- Ask your self:
- Does this thrifted merchandise clear up a purposeful want?
- Is the suitable measurement & form?
- If sure, then I sometimes buy it, paint it and get to work!
Proceed training – as you’re out and about, prepare your eye to see your present objects in a brand new mild. Being resourceful and studying easy methods to repurpose is a ability – and when you develop that ability, you get higher at doing it! Make sure you go to my upcycling, furnishings and craft galleries for extra concepts!
I hated to throw away outdated flooring once we installed new Pergo. So we salvaged the great boards and relocated them to a brand new house in our basement. What a cash saver!
90’s CD Rack
It took me a minute to understand this was a CD rack, it actually appeared good when in comparison with the modern-looking curvy CD racks I as soon as owned. No particular DIY hacks wanted, I simply hung it up! Listed here are other CD rack repurposing ideas in case you occur to seek out one as you’re out and about.
Previous Cribs + Springs
I by no means thought that crib springs would find yourself on my wall. However just lately I challenged myself to brighten a spare bed room ONLY utilizing saved objects. It took two days of trial and error, however now I’ve fairly wall decor for my thrifted craft room. I discovered so many different crib repurposing ideas on Pinterest that I’d have by no means considered!
What to do with further material
A hand-tied bunting is a simple DIY if you wish to deplete some further material in your stash. That is nice for the boho-chic look that’s so standard now. On the time we had been planning a marriage (buntings and weddings go hand-in-hand). I used it once more for a mantel replace, and now it’s in my craft room. Spark some creativity with extra fabric project ideas.
Repurposed Empty Image Frames
reworked into 4 tasks!
The chances are infinite when you have got a reasonably, empty image body! I’ve nice luck discovering them within the clearance part at Michael’s – so many fairly choices. I have a tendency preserve them for awhile till I develop bored with my outdated artwork, then I flip to Pinterest (as standard) for frame repurposing ideas and inspiration.
Listed here are 4 tasks that I created based mostly on one single Michael’s procuring outing.
Water Broken Thrift Retailer Artwork
This portray was very pungent and had water harm. I knew I liked the body and it was the right measurement for my mantel (new frames this measurement are laborious to seek out). I saved it within the basement for awhile, then I made a decision to lighten it up so there was a distinction towards the darker stone, and I made it a little more farmhouse-y.
Damaged Desk from Craiglist
An clearly unloved desk that had a lot potential. I selected it as a result of it was the right measurement for this precise house – and liked the form of the legs. I gave it a winterizing remedy, and it solves a purposeful drawback at our entryway. It provides me a spot to set issues that I’m carrying in the home whereas I’m unlocking our entrance door. However we name it a potting bench 🙂 See the original tutorial here.
Chair Reupholstery Tutorial
This brown chair dates again to 1999. I held each of my infants on this chair – it’s my “mother chair” and couldn’t half with it. In 2012, I attempted to interchange it and searched excessive and low for one thing related. However the nostalgia and the form of the chair finally received. I lastly gave in and determined to attempt reupholstery for the primary time – which I like to recommend everybody attempt…ahem… at the very least as soon as of their lifetime. My reupholstery tutorial might be discovered right here.
Finish Tables, Up to date
The orangey finish tables caught my eye, principally due to the worth however they’re SO purposeful. So I lightened them as much as match my decor (on the time. I’ve since bought each of those tables). Each had an incredible set of legs, too! Discover a theme right here? Measurement. Form. Nice legs? All important elements to an incredible repurposing undertaking. 🙂 The Paris table tutorial can be found here.
Previous Fiberglass Skis
These fiberglass skis weren’t fairly as fairly as they may very well be — till I make them appear like vintage, picket skis that I saved seeing in my favourite catalogs. I like this look in my winter entrance porch show. Learn my “how to make anything look like wood” tutorial which did the trick. I stumbled upon an inspiration picture once I was looking the Pottery Barn catalog, and the remaining was historical past.
Coffered Ceiling Tiles
I picked up coffered ceiling tiles for $1 every. They ended up being the right measurement for a “knock off” of Ballard Designs monogram artwork.
Repurposed Chopping Boards
I gave outdated slicing boards a brand new life as wall artwork utilizing stencils and image transfers.
In my present dwelling I’m a lot pickier than I was however I nonetheless love repurposing objects to suit distinctive nooks and crannies in my dwelling. Listed here are the top 20 items I still look for when I’m thrifting. And naturally, furnishings tasks are my absolute favourite.
My remaining phrase of recommendation — store your stash. You most likely have a lot of objects in your storage space that may be simply reworked into one thing new. Pinterest has been a lifesaver. Anytime I come throughout an merchandise I’m not able to half with, I merely surf Pinterest for concepts. Fingers down, Pinterest will get the “win” for cultivating the most effective concepts for repurposing, and you may all the time adapt an thought to suit your model wants in your own residence.
What repurpose tasks have you ever achieved that you’re the most pleased with? Please share, I’d like to see!