Creating new items out of old is Eco-friendly, money saving, and the sky is the limit when it comes to customization! Here are some ideas to take thrifted or discarded items and furniture and turn them into something cool, modern, and even enviable. The best thing about creating your own re-purposed decor is that it's one of a kind!
Garage sales and thrift stores are great places to pick up inexpensive furniture. With the right tools you can create a style in your home that's all your own. This cute coffee table was painted a solid semi-gloss aqua, inlayed with colorful printed paper and glossed over with Mod Podge.
These night stands were painted bright aqua and distressed. Simple and eye-catching. Chalk board paint works wonderfully for these types of projects.
This patio chair was made from planks and decorated to be one-of-a-kind.
Painting different parts of furniture an unexpected color adds a unique design element. This twin bed sized headboard makes a neat garden ornament or outdoor welcome sign.
This creative wall hanging is a great accent for the kitchen — plus never misplace a recipe card again!
Wall hangings made from planks are simple and inexpensive. This modern design is made from a discarded pallet.
Spray paint also makes it super easy to turn "junk" into a custom display of chic items. Spray a collection of items different colors in high gloss or matte paint, allowing the paint to fully dry between coats.
What awesome things are you going to create?