Old Furniture Upcycle – Find, Recreate, Redecorate!

You just never know what is waiting to be created from just about anything laying around you. All you need is little imagination and creativity! Upcycle old pieces of furnitures, laying in your attic or garage into a new piece to reuse in your home decor. Perfect for those who are looking eco friendly, low budget home decor items.

There seems to be an endless amazing ideas, full of fun and creativity to recreate and reuse all kind of old furnitures in your home decor. We picked up few of them for your inspiration here.

Swing baby swing!

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Your baby is a grown up now and his crib is now just a useless piece of space consuming furniture in the house? This crib turned swing is an outstanding upcycle idea to give a new life to the crib, to relive old memories of your baby and you and to create some new ones too. Worth trying, isn’t it?

Upcycle old card catalog into an amazing console

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This unique upcycled console looks gorgeous. All you need is to find a piece of furniture like this one and add legs to it. Perfect for an entryway as it can be both functional and aesthetic. Small items of daily use such as mails, bills, grocery lists etc. can be stashed in the drawers for an organised entryway.

Go bold with old

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Repurpose that old piece of small table into beautiful, new addition for your home decor. Cut the table into half to make lovely side tables. Stain them in bright color to pop out, creating a bold look to the space.

Budget friendly mantel headboard

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How about upcycling that old mantel piece laying in your attic into an elegant headboard for your bedroom? A low budget, easy diy headboard idea, isn’t it? Paint or stain the mantel headboard in whatever color you want to compliment bedroom decor or use as it is for a shabby chic look.

Repurpose old ladder for shelving

Repurpose old ladder for bookshelf - ideas to Upcycle Old Furniture- find, Recreate, Redecorate!

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Don’t know what to do with the purposeless ladder laying in your garage. Bring it inside your home, upcycle into wall shelves in no cost at all. Ladders can be reused as perfect bookshelves and can be used to display decorative items as well. Worth giving a try!

 What are you waiting for? Start looking for old pieces of furnitures laying around you at your home or at junkyard to recreate and repurpose! Do share your creation and ideas with us in the comments below. 🙂 

 

The Vintage Aesthetics of Shabby Chic Style

When I was in college, I had a poster declaring ‘It’s my mess and I love it’. I have always felt that beanbags are better than a leather sofa and an unfinished study table looks cooler than wrought iron. If you have similar choices then undoubtedly, we’re proponents of shabby chic style but that doesn’t mean that we are ‘shabby’. It only means that we find elegance in unstructured and effortless décor.

Rachel Ashwell trademarked the term “shabby chic” back in the ‘80s.

The best part about shabby chic style is you don’t have to slog in those fancy interior design stores. You can find the perfect linens in a flea market or just a whitewash might give your furniture a completely new look. It is budget and easily available.

Here are some ideas that can give your home a perfect chic style:

Sink in your shabby chic seating

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Beanbag chairs have been integral to Shabby Chic Couture line since long. There can be nothing more comfortable than curling up in a comfortable beanbag with your favourite book.

Chic storage area

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A chic storage area like this one is a perfect place for you to have your evening coffee.

 Shabby chic entry-way

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It’s not about going over the top with an unstructured look. You can also sometime choose simplicity and elegance.

Shabby chic kitchen

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Decorate your kitchen with a vintage yet contemporary look. Add a tinge of elegance by painting the rough furniture with unfinished colours. Isn’t it quick and cool?

Shabby chic dining table

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Give your dining area a perfect shabby chic look with a vintage wooden dining table and a lamp. Elegant and stylish!

So don’t let the word shabby fool you. This style is as aesthetically beautiful as any other style of décor. If you’ve used this style then don’t forget to share the cool pictures.

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