33 Unique Ways To Reuse and Repurpose Junk, Thrift Store Finds and Other Household Items in Your Home –
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 clever ways you can repurpose common household items into something beautiful and useful.
Updated on October 20, 2022
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If you like clever DIY inspiration, this page is for YOU! These are easy DIY upcycled crafts and furniture you can do it home – sure, they might LOOK hard, but they’re easy.
Isn’t that idea clever for a farmhouse kitchen?
Just pick up a cheap old cheese grater from your local thrift store and use it as a wall towel holder – love it!
Skateboard Upcycling Idea
And as you can see, repurposing your old skateboards is MUCH cheaper than buying a new fire pit table.
Repurpose Junk Furniture
Or turn trash furniture into treasures and items you can sell, like this:
Old Windows Repurposing Idea
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
You can upcycle and repurpose an old lamp into a cute patio table like this.
Repurposed Kitchen Cabinets Idea
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
Or… Repurpose an old rake into a wine glass holder like this.
Upcycled Utencil Holder Idea
Upcycled Wall Organizer
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
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
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
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?
Don’t throw them away!
They fit as mason jar shaker tops!
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!
Now this is a clever idea – Upcycle and repurpose old kitchen chairs into a bench.
Old Colander Into a Light Fixture
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
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
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:
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!
- Skateboard Upcycling Idea
- Repurpose Junk Furniture
- Old Windows Repurposing Idea
- Turn an Old Lamp Into a Table
- Repurposed Kitchen Cabinets Idea
- Old Rake Into a Wine Glass Holder
- Upcycled Utencil Holder Idea
- Upcycled Wall Organizer
- Upcycle a Baby Crib
- Repurpose an Old Refrigerator
- Upcycle Ideas For The Kitchen
- Old Colander Into a Light Fixture
- Old Crutches Into Shelves
- Upcycled Odds and Ends