We have old stuff lying around. It could be old boxes, old knick-knacks, and toys, or something else entirely. Old things lying around take up valuable space, so it’s only natural to want to be rid of it.
However, carting everything off to the local dump isn’t the only solution. If you only have a few things, why not see what else you can do? Things like metal items, knick-knacks, wooden items, and many other materials can be re-purposed into something entirely new!
Here are a few ideas for reusing old stuff for a new, fresh concept.
1 – Old Furniture
If you have old furniture or wooden pieces you no longer use, consider sprucing them up a bit for a new shelving unit. Shelves are always needed, no matter the home.
A DIY wooden shelf would be a great addition to any kitchen, living room, or bedroom. You can paint the wood, or add a new finish to make it shine, or shape it into a sculpture.
If you want to rework your furniture but don’t have space, consider hiring a temporary storage unit, like the ones from Intercity Removals. Some companies will even move the items for you, so you’ll have a free workspace in no time!
2 – Used Tires
Old, worn tires have an interesting vintage vibe to them. Sure, you could get rid of them. Or, you could keep a few and make something new.
One way to use them is as fun but functional yard decoration. You can cut them up, paint them, and put them back together any way you like.
If you’re an animal lover, remember that tires are insulated. When structured right, they can make great shelters for stray or outdoor cats. You can have a lot of fun with old tires.
As a side note, you can also use old tire rims to make a great fire pit! Simply find some stones or decorations to circle the rim in the backyard, and you’ll have a creative new set-up.
3 – Wooden Door
If you have old wooden doors, and you want to replace it, you could always turn the door into a coffee table or nightstand.
You’ll have to do a little cutting, sanding, and painting. However, the project can save you money and a trip to the furniture store!
Plus there’s something charming about a rustic door turned table, especially one that you made yourself. It’ll make a great focal point for any living room.
4 – Antique Piano
If you aren’t quite ready to say goodbye to the old and/or broken piano in your home, consider making it something else. With a little elbow grease to remove the top and insides, you could refashion it into a big, fancy shelf.
You could also remodel the inside, leave the keys, and place it outside to create a beautiful and unique fountain. You’ll need a way to feed running water into it, but it would make for a stunning decoration.
5 – Bicycle
An old bike, especially one that looks vintage, can have a lot of new uses. You can put a flat, level surface on top and make a fun bathroom counter. You can use the spokes of a wheel to make a clock. If you have a bunch of old bikes or other old machines with gears, you could glue them together for a cool chandelier/lampshade. There are truly so many options!
We all have junk we want to eliminate from our living spaces. But there are many ways to do so. You can have someone come take it, donate it, or throw it away. You can even throw it in a storage unit. For a little extra fun, though, keep some and make something new for your home!