9 Weirdly Useful Ways To Recycle Old Junk Into New Furniture

We’re all probably familiar with the idea of recycling and doing our bit for the environment.

But what if we could take recycling a step beyond plastic bottles and tin cans?

What if we could turn tired old junk into useful new furniture?

Well, this weekend you can take on a project to do just that.

Read on to discover how to make craft items from waste material.

Because with these 9 tutorials you can literally turn one mans trash into your own personal treasure.

9 Weirdly Useful Ways To Recycle Old Junk Into New Furniture

 

DIY Desk Bench

how to make craft items from waste material

Salvage an old office desk and give it new life as a stylish bourgeois bench.

It even comes complete with extra storage space for your living room.

Found at Grillo Designs

 

Tire Table and Ottoman

how to make craft items from waste material

Spare your bald tires from a life in the landfill.

Instead remake them into this multipurpose furniture piece for the bedroom.

Found at The Owner Builder Network

 

Spring Time Storage

how to make craft items from waste material

Keep an eye out for an old filing cabinet at your next local garage sale.

And turn that office junk into this florally delightful storage solution for your craft supplies.

Found at Little House in the Big D

 

Green Project Coffee Table

how to make craft items from waste material

You’ll need to find a second-hand door for this project, but it’ll be worth it.

Note: You can visit your local building supplies center for all your door-lumber needs.

Once you have your 5-panel door to hand, you could try making a one-of-a-kind coffee table that is both economical and Eco-friendly.

Found at This Sorta Old Life

 

Door Headboard

how to make craft items from waste material

On the other hand, you could remake an old door into something snazzy for the bedroom.

Especially as a double poly finish coat can turn any door into an awesome shabby chic headboard.

Found at Infarrantly Creative

 

Trash TV to Treasure

how to make craft items from waste material

Remember those vintage TVs from back in the day? The ones from a time well before the advent of remote controls?

If this all reads like something from before your time, then try to picture one of those classic 80’s television sets on Stranger Things.

That’s the kind of found-in-the-attic salvage you can use to build this classy book stand.

Found at Home Hinges

 

Foot Rest Drawer

how to make craft items from waste material

Do you want to create something that lets you kick back in front of the TV? Then this quick and easy project is for you.

Turn an abandoned drawer into a cute foot rest for the living room.

Found at Beyond The Picket Fence

 

Suitcase Vanity

how to make craft items from waste material

Keep a hold on your travel-worn suitcase by giving it pride of place as your new dressing table.

Found at Home Talk

 

Corner Door Shelf

how to make craft items from waste material

This brilliant project is a super efficient way to add some color and shelf space to any small room.

Found at Craftaholics Anonymous

 


Why not spare an afternoon this weekend to learn how to make craft items from waste material.

You’ll find it’s one of the cheapest ways yet to give your home decor an upgrade.

Plus you’ll be giving the planet a helping hand! 🙂

 

Do you regularly recycle? Feel free to share some of your best recycling tips, tricks, and hacks in the comments below…

 

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