10 Chic, DIY Decor Ideas For Upcycling Your Old Stuff

Before you toss out those unwanted clothing and household items, consider repurposing them for something awesome and useful. “Upcycling” is something most DIY aficionados are familiar with. Almost anything can be transformed with some hot glue and imagination. Not only is upcycling creative and fun but it’s also great for the environment. Here are 10 fun ways to take your junk from trash to terrific!

Repurpose A Ladder Into A Bookcase

Calling all book lovers! Turn that old ladder into a rustic, DIY bookcase.

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Old Book Headboard

Speaking of books, how cool is this repurposed book headboard? An awesome, unique way to display your favorite books.

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Give Old Chairs A Chic Makeover

Thinking of throwing out those old, ugly chairs? Not so fast! A few coats of paint and a finishing glaze will revive tired chairs in a snap.

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Turn Old Tools into Hooks

Transform an old rake into a shabby chic steampunk-esque hook for jewelry.

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Convert Old Silverware

Instead of tossing old forks convert them into quirky wall hooks.

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via Pinterest

Upcycle Jars and Glasses

Old glasses and mason jars make perfect holders for cosmetics and toiletries. Secure metal zip ties onto a piece of wood with screws, slip the jar in the loop and tighten. Secure to wall. Voila! Instant organization!

via decoist.com
via decoist.com

 

Convert Your Favorite Cassette Tape

Before you toss that old Guns ‘n Roses cassette tape, consider turning it into a quirky wallet. Carefully split the cassette, remove the tape and glue to a similar sized wallet for a fun new accessory. What better way to honor your favorite band (and youth) than with a cassette tape wallet?!

via boredpanda.com
via boredpanda.com

Repurpose & Refinish Old Suitcases

Breathe new life into old suitcases by painting/refinishing them, stacking them, and securing them together. Now you have a new shabby chic coffee table or nightstand!

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via orsamaggiovintage.blogspot.com

 

Repurpose Denim into a Pin Board & Organizer

Denim is all the rage right now in home decor. Convert your old denim pieces into an awesome wall organizer and pin board.

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via foamology101.com

 

Turn A Frame Into a Jewelry Organizer

Upcycle an unwanted frame into a jewelry organizer. All you need is a couple nails!

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via camillestyles.com

 

10 Chic Diy Decor Ideas For Upcycling Your Old Stuff
10 Chic Diy Decor Ideas For Upcycling Your Old Stuff

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