Is there anything better than finding a brand new purpose for something old and forgotten? Amazing friends, today I’m sharing another 15 thrifty items that I have repurposed in some way.
I say another because I have shared several similar round ups in the past, all new and different! I will link to them at the bottom.
But first, we got Jack moved into his apartment this weekend! Woohoo, or as UVA students say, Wahoowa!
Remember his dorm last year? It started like this:
And the after:
So organized. So together. So perfect. That was me helping to organize every last detail before leaving him on his own.
Here is his room this year…the before:
And after ha ha:
He insisted that we leave it for him to organize, and although that made me a bit crazy, I’ve got to let him go at some point, right?
Luckily, this year he has a dorm apartment instead of just a room with a communal bathroom, so this apartment has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a living/dining room combo:
That’s my sister and her 16 year old who helped us move Jack in. He’s on the fourth floor, so we really appreciated the extra help carrying everything!
It also has a tiny kitchen:
And Jack has grown a beard…remember when he was 12 helping me paint furniture??
The kitchen is what we mostly had to shop for as he did not want to eat dining hall food again this year. He’s planning to cook and needed all the kitchen basics. Hopefully he’ll learn a lot having to take care of all of his own meals this year.
And, I didn’t cry at all this time! Yay!
I started on a brand new makeover to share with y’all on Thursday, but today, I’ve gathered some fun repurposed items for you to enjoy!
15 Ordinary Items Repurposed
Remember I turned them into the cutest NO SEW sweater pumpkins ever?
Yes! I even made a video that you can see here:
If you have trouble viewing, find it on YouTube HERE.
Now is the perfect time to go in search of sweaters for your pumpkins!
Next on the list are these cabinet doors that my dad had left over from cabinets he used to build:
I was able to create for new decor pieces from these doors…two signs and two hanging organizers:
Up next is this coaster set I picked up for next to nothing at the thrift store:
I decided to remove the coasters and use the holder for my business cards. It was the perfect size!
This next item is something that is abundant at thrift stores…magazine racks!
I turned this one into a pretty centerpiece by adding flowers:
At number five is this headboard and footboard I picked up for $10 at a yard sale:
I turned them both into hanging storage pieces. The headboard became this fun piece:
And the footboard became something a bit more simple:
Up next in this repurposed round up is this chair that my hubby put his foot through a couple of years ago:
Instead of repairing the seat and keeping it as a chair, I decided to cut it up for parts.
Some of them became this shelf:
How about another repurposed cabinet door? This one came out of our kitchen when we redid it:
I turned it into another shelf:
This next repurpose is one of four pictures I shared in one post:
This one that I added the remnants of a transfer to was my favorite of the bunch.
It became a chalkboard:
This next one only cost me a dollar!
This started out as a harp that holds a mirror on top of a dresser. I added a shelf and some embellishments to give it a whole new purpose:
This $3 thrift store basket never knew it had so much potential:
I was able to cut it in two and create a Summer basket wreath for our front door:
AND I was able to use the other half as a “vase” for my hydrangeas:
I also repurposed the lid of the basket which you can see at the link above!
I also have a couple of recent repurposed projects I’m sharing in today’s round up, including these frames:
One of which I paired with this lamp:
To make this cute mini memo board:
The other frame was paired with a mini pineapple lamp I had to create another cute one:
I shared two more in this post. You can see the other two at the link above.
This is another recent share…how I repurposed this swivel mirror I had left over from a dresser makeover:
If you remember, I cut off the top and the bottom parts and turned them into shelves:
Lots of shelves in this group!
I still have the mirror and intend to redo that as well.
This one became a bench!
At number 14 is this hanging cabinet that also made it into my 21 White Painted Furniture Ideas post:
My sister was getting rid of this cabinet from her bathroom, and I snapped it up!
I flipped it upside down, added feet, and turned it into this petite floor cabinet:
Can’t beat FREE!
And finally, I’ve hardly met a flatware box that didn’t come home with me. This one was $4 at the thrift store:
It was a bit beaten up but cleaned up beautifully:
And that’s another 15 ordinary Items Repurposed!
Do you have any favorites??
As promised, here are three more sets of 15 ordinary items repurposed that you’re sure to enjoy:
That last one is a super oldie from 2014, back when my blog was just a toddler!
I’ll be back on Thursday with my Furniture Fixer Upper friends sharing what I did with this sewing table and chair:
See y’all then!!
UPDATE: No need to wait, you don’t want to miss how elegant this set looks now! See it HERE!
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