Repurposed Wood – Hallway Table – Retro Legs: You Can Do It Yourself

Recently, I’ve been going through all my old stuff.  I bought a scruffy looking table at Goodwill for $10 some time ago, never looking under all that terrible fake paint stain stuff.

Much to my surprise, it is wonderful quality pine wood.  So, I decided to do something with it.

Had another old 40’s table, so I took the legs and spray painted them with a dark Chameleon Purple (changes to dark Burgundy depending on the light):

And voila! After repurposing the old wood from a $10.00 table, sanding, using the legs from an old free table I had, plus some left over metal spray paint for the legs and hardware, here is what is looks like now:

It is not difficult to repurpose old things.  It just takes some imagination (or use other people’s ideas, Pinterest is so great for this!) and a bit of effort.  Old becomes new again, saving you money and bonus, reuse, recycle – REPURPOSE!!!  Total cost: $10.00, a few screws, spray paint & time.

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Repurposed Wood Shelves into Country Style Crates – Do It Yourself

repurposed wood turned into crates

I found an old, solid wood shelf in the trash and stared at it.  I also had some pallet wood left over from another old shelf.

What to do.

Repurposing wood into something new takes some thought.  What is the shape of the wood? How much of the shape can be used without altering it too much? What kind of creation becomes the result only takes your imagination and some effort.

I sawed apart the shelving into sections and sanded off the old and extremely ugly varnish.  The wood underneath was beautiful.  Then it finally occurred to me: the wood & shape of the shelving reminded me of those old fashioned country style fruit and veggie crates.  Only even better.

So, with the help of some pallet wood I already had, I cut it into 2 bases and 1 top, allowing me to not only have a crate, but a chest as well.  A few screws and a bit more sanding and going from nothing to something:

Cost: A couple dozen screws & time.

Please consider repurposing when designing in your home.  There are so many creative ideas out there!