13 Unique Ways To Reuse and Repurpose Old Stuff in Your Home

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Let’s Upcycle! Ever looked at your old junk and thought, “That’s just JUNK!  I’m throwing it away!”  You might want to hold on to that old “junk” after you see all these ways you can repurpose common household items into something beautiful and useful.

If you like clever DIY inspiration, this page is for YOU!

Skateboard Upcycling Idea

Recycle your old skateboard into a patio table - brilliant!
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Have you ever wondered what in the world to do with your old skateboards?  Why not upcycle and repurpose your old skateboards into a patio grill table like this – brilliant!

And as you can see, repurposing your old skateboards is MUCH cheaper than buying a new fire pit table.

Old Windows Repurposing Idea

Clever DIY upcycle idea: Turn old windows into a wall decor picture frames.
cottageinstincts.blogspot.ca

 

Now this is a very clever DIY upcycle idea (and really pretty, too!): Turn old windows into a wall decor picture frames.



Turn an Old Lamp Into a Table

Upcycle and repurpose an old lamp into a cute patio table
theshabbychiccottage.com

 

You can upcycle and repurpose an old lamp into a cute patio table like this.

Repurposed Kitchen Cabinets Idea

Upclcyle old kitchen cabinets into awesome DIY ideas
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Or take any old kitchen cabinet doors you have and turn them into beautiful DIY home decor items like these.


Old Rake Into a Wine Glass Holder

Repurpose and old rake into a wine glass holder.
yosemitebob.com

 

Or… Repurpose an old rake into a wine glass holder like this.

Upcycled Utensil Holder Idea

Repurposed old rake into a kitchen untensil holder
loveinamasonjar.com

 

And while you’re busy with old rakes, why not upcycle it into a kitchen utensil holder like this?  Would look cute in a rustic, farmhouse type kitchen.

Upcycled Wall Organizer

Old crib matteress turned into a wall organizer. Clever way to repurpose and upcycle!
kammyskorner.com

 

Do you know what THAT is?

It’s an old crib mattress turned into a wall organizer.  That’s a very clever way to repurpose and upcycle, isn’t it?

Upcycle a Baby Crib

Upcycle your old baby crib into a chalkboard sign
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Here’s a great way to use the REST of the crib  – Upcycle your old baby crib into a chalkboard sign like this.

Repurpose an Old Refrigerator

Upcycle DIY idea: turn old refrigerator into an outdoor cooler. Great for around the pool.
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Now isn’t this a clever way to upcycle? Repurpose your old refrigerator into an outdoor cooler. Great for around the pool.

Upcycle Ideas For The Kitchen

Use old parmesan cheese shakers into useful kitchen containers for storage
missiontosave.com

 

This is one of my favorites – I do it all the time.  You know those plastic shaker containers that parmesan cheese come in from the grocery store?

When they’re empty, wash them out and repurpose them!  Put your sugar in there next to the coffee maker, store your peanuts or chocolate chips in them, etc.  So useful!

Upcycle and repurpose old kitchen chairs into a bench.
spoonfulofimagination.com

 

Now this is a clever idea – Upcycle and repurpose old kitchen chairs into a bench.

Old Colander Into a Light Fixture

Turn an old metal colander into a kitchen light fixture.
cretique.com

 

Not sure if you have one of the just laying around the house to do this, but why not turn an old metal colander into a kitchen light fixture.

Old Crutches Into  Shelves

Turn old crutches into shelves. Great upcycle DIY idea
theownerbuildernetwork.co

 

Do you see what those shelves are made out of?  Yep!  Turn old crutches into shelves.  Great upcycle  and repurpose DIY idea!

Upcycled Odds and Ends

Upcycle household items into a toddler busy board/sensory board
diymamablog.com

 

You know all those random odds and ends around your house?  Why not upcycle all those items into a toddler busy board/sensory board like this…. or how about THIS idea:

ULTIMATE DIY busy board for toddlers!
purplepatchdiy.com

 

You know ALL those computer things you have laying around..and just how much kids LOVE to touch them?

Well why not turn them into a busy board like this – kids love them!

In fact, we have a whole page of awesome busy board ideas!

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