Make Old New Again: Quick & Easy Upcycle Home Décor Ideas

When you’ve lived in a space for quite some time, reinventing it seems like the natural thing to do. Rather than investing a ton of money on purchasing brand new items to revamp your home’s décor, you might consider finding ways to improve your existing furniture and home décor pieces to make the living space feel like new. Below are a few simple ideas to get you started.

Turn an Old Window Into a Frame

Do you have old wood framing that you don’t know what to do with? It can make a great frame for the right picture. You can browse online for painting and find one to be the focal point in the room. Then place the painting inside of the window framing for a vintage looking picture frame that didn’t cost you a cent. You can always stain the frame or paint it to match the rest of the décor.

In/Out Bin as a Mail Holder

Mail can quickly become sprawled all around the living room area if you don’t have a designated space for it. To keep that clutter to a minimum, you can use an old in/out the bin from your home office and use it to place mail in. A correspondence bin with two trays is ideal as you can store more mail or other things that tend to get dropped at the front door such as the keys.

Turn a Desk Into a Kitchen Island

Kitchen counter space can sometimes be hard to come by. If you don’t have the money to invest in an island or more countertops, you can consider moving an old desk into the kitchen and allowing it to serve as your island. A large wooden or metal teacher’s desk would add a nice vintage vibe to the kitchen area giving you more drawer and counter space for storage and prepping meals. You can paint or stain the deck to match the rest of the kitchen.


Old Door Into a Dining Room Table

Before you go out and purchase a new dining room set you might consider turning an old door into a nice family table. You can stain or paint the door and attach it securely to the old table frame. Using L braces and the proper tools, you can create a nice table that you and your family can enjoy meals on. You can use the same idea to create coffee or side tables in other rooms of your home.

The next time you’re thinking about giving your home a facelift, start by looking at the things you already have. What you may find is that there are a lot of hidden treasures in the old or unused things in your home. There are so many ways that you can take things around your house you no longer use and turn them into beautiful home décor pieces. All you need is a few household tools, and an imagination to make all of your ideas come to life.

Bio: Co-founder of Recyclart. Working hard to bring you creative recycled ideas!... read more

Join the Conversation!

Notify of

More ideas

Best-of ideas


10 Amazing Upcycled Christmas Trees From All Around The World

30+ Ways of Reusing Wooden Pallets In Your Kitchen

10 Weird Christmas Trees Made Using Alternative Materials

11 Converted Guesthouses: Trucks, Caravans, Planes, Trains & Wagons to Rent on Airbnb


A Recycled Year: Top 5 Posts On Recyclart In 2015

6 Uses for Binder Clips

Other ideas you may like


Beetle Seat


Room Divider From Pallet Wood


Wooden Floor Table

Plastic Bottles Garden


Repurposed Wood To Build Giant Root You Can Explore

Crazy Cool and Ingenius Earthships

Crazy Cool and Ingenius Earth-ships



Subscribe to our newsletter & receive your download link! 100% FREE!

Scroll to Top