Repurposed Furniture - Quicken Loans Zing BlogWarmer weather means flowers, rain showers, and spring cleaning. Time to toss out what you don’t use and make room for things you need. Although it may be tempting to simply toss out that old chest or that outdated dresser, don’t be hasty – you can repurpose them!

Check out these four ideas to repurpose you’re furniture:

Office in a Chest

Is that old chest just collecting dust? Don’t throw it out! Turn it into an organizational dream with Martha Stewart’s idea for an office in a chest. Perfect for a small space!

The best part of this project is that it’s simple! All you need to do is attach a sheet of cork (which you can buy at the office-supply store) to the underside of the lid. To create the sliding supply organizer, cut two strips of molding so it fits along the sides of the chest and nail them to the inside of the chest below the lip so they will support an organizing tray. Finally, insert adjustable hanging file-folder frames inside of the chest and you’re done. Now you have a stylish office in a chest.

Dresser to Island

This dresser to kitchen island concept from Little Green Notebook is one of my favorite repurpose ideas. Who doesn’t need more counter space? Why not turn an old dresser into a kitchen island? Not only will it give you more storage space with its drawers and more counter space, it’s a statement piece that can jazz up any kitchen!

First things first, decide what you want the top to be. As an island, the top is going to go through a lot of wear and tear. Try adding a slab of granite, like in this post. Once you’ve chosen a top, it’s on to the base. Buy a sheet of chipboard from your local hardware store and nail it into place in the back of the dresser. Now, the last step – paint it. And there your have it, an eye-catching kitchen island.

Old Coffee Table to a Chalkboard Table

Planning on trading in that wooden coffee table for a sleeker more modern one? Don’t leave it on the curb to be scooped up by someone else!  Turn that coffee table into a chalkboard table! Simply paint the top with some chalkboard paint, like they’re done in No Dime Design and you’re all set.

Bookcase to Wine Cabinet

Have an old bookcase lying around? Turn it into a sleek wine cabinet like this one from Apartment Therapy. They give you the step-by-step instructions but essentially, you need to remove the shelves, paint your bookshelf and the shelves, then add in the wine holders and any shelves you still wish to use. Now you have a new wine cabinet and you didn’t even have to buy it!

Have any other repurposing ideas? We’d love to hear them! Share your concepts with us in the comment section.

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