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.
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9 Weirdly Useful Ways To Recycle Old Junk Into New Furniture
DIY Desk Bench
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…