A fun but challenging project you can do at home is to reuse or repurpose unused or old musical instruments. This is ideal for homeowners who have these items sitting around collecting dust but don’t want to sell or donate them to others.
If you’ve got a creative mind and have the skills necessary to decorate your home, you’ve come to the right place.
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Here are a few creative ideas to upcycle vintage or broken musical instruments into objects that can bring joy to people living in your household:
Selling this old or broken musical instrument can be difficult. Digital pianos are available in the market at a competitive price. A person looking to learn how to play the piano may invest in a more modern and affordable instrument rather than a used acoustic.
Instead of paying a professional to cart this large item off to the landfill, you could repurpose the piano to embellish your home. You could, for instance, turn that instrument into a home office desk.
Secure and elevate the top of an upright piano to make way for a mini PC and a flat-screen computer monitor. Then, add a sheet of acrylic on the piano keys. This will help support the modern computer keyboard.
Hanging old guitars and other lightweight musical instruments in your hallways is a fantastic way to breathe life to dull and blank walls. Placing these items in highly visible locations will remind you to listen to music more or even inspire you to learn how to play an instrument in the future.
When hanging vintage guitars, check if your hallway has ample space. Given that hallways are high traffic zones, you want to make sure that your halls are wide enough to accommodate large decoration items.
If you love both music and art, you could use your old musical instruments to spruce up your living room. One design example is to put up classic guitars on an empty corner to create an elegant and masculine space that blends wonderfully with framed art pieces or unique furniture.
Alternatively, you could hang small lightweight instruments like small drums and tambourines. Then, fill the remaining space with quirky art, such as paintings of mandala flowers, to create an eccentric space that will attract the attention of your guests. At the end of the day, you call the shots on how you want to decorate your living space.
If you have a rusty, old French horn, you could convert that into an outdoor fountain that will become the focal point of your yard. Put your plumbing skills to good use by installing a water pump into the French horn. This will shoot water straight out of the bell.
Place this creative-looking fountain into the center of your yard or garden. Then, sit back, relax and enjoy the sound of water droplets tapping onto the brass instrument.
Another way to help you breathe new life into this brass instrument is to turn it into a customized lamp. You can place this French horn “lighting fixture” anywhere in the house, including the living room, the bedroom, or the bathroom.
Design tip: place this custom lamp on top of a wooden table. The graceful curves of the French horn provide a striking contrast to the simple wood base.
This home design project, however, won’t be easy. You’ll need to install wires into the body of the French horn. Once you’re done, though, you’ll have a lamp that will make your room more visually pleasing.
If you want a home design project that’s simple to execute (and have an old trumpet lying around), turn that musical instrument into a vase. Then, arrange fresh flowers inside the bell. Next, place the repurposed object on a table or mount it onto a bland wall.
A trumpet vase freshens up the mood of your house and adds to the aesthetic vibe of your living space.
Don’t throw away your old drum set just yet. Add a jazzed-up look to your living room or kitchen by hanging this drum chandelier.
When mounting these musical instruments, think about the final look of your decor piece. The cymbal looks best at the bottom while the kick drum appears great on the top. The other smaller drums can go in the middle.
Once you’ve settled on an arrangement, install the lighting fixture in the drums and hang them.
When the musical instruments in your home are beyond repair, don’t throw them away. Stir up your artistic side by turning them into beautiful decor for your house.