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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Day 23 - Repurposed Furniture {31 Cheap and Easy DIY Organizers}





Before I start today's post, I want to acknowledge what happened in Ottawa yesterday.  Canada is, and always will be a peaceful nation.  Which is why the violence yesterday shocked us to our core.  But what was meant to increase fear and hatred, has only made us stronger and more united.  My prayers are for the family and friends of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.  Thank you to all men and women who serve and protect our country every day.  I'm so proud to be a Canadian.


Photo Courtesy CBC News

OK, on with the post.

Think you have to spend a lot of money on costly organizing tools to get your house in order?  Nope!  Getting organized doesn't have to be expensive!

Throughout this series I'm sharing ideas to help you organize your home by either

  • making simple organizers with things that don't cost very much OR
  • using items you already have in a different way.
If cost has been holding you back from getting organized, now you've got no more excuses!  

I shared ideas earlier in this series for repurposing dressers to help you organize.  But there are lots of other furniture pieces you can repurpose that will create organizational space.  Here are a few other ideas.

  • An old TV armoire can be converted into a small but functional office space.  If you don't have a TV armoire, you can find lots of them for free on Freecycle or for very little cost at garage sales, flea markets, or thrift stores.  Many people are purging them because their televisions have outgrown these units.  What a great way to turn something useless into something incredibly useful!  Click the link below this picture to see more beautiful pictures of this transformation.

Goodbye House, Hello Home


  • Here's another great use for an old TV armoire.  A pantry!  If you live in a home that doesn't have a pantry, or that has limited kitchen cabinet space, an old TV armoire is a great solution!  

Melissa Smallwood


  • If you want to maximize the vertical space in a closet, but don't want to spend a lot of a closet organizing system, you can add a dresser or a set of bookshelves to the closet.  This gives a lot of extra storage space. 

Pretty Well Organized



Repurposing furniture is a cheap and easy way to get organized.  You can blend the furniture with your decor and add lots of functionality to your home with the space it provides.  It's time to think outside the {furniture} box :)






You can find lots of other cheap and easy DIY organizers on my DIY Organizers board on Pinterest.  Make sure you're following me on Pinterest so you don't miss any DIY organizer ideas!



Have you used a piece of funiture for a different purpose than it was intended?  Do you have an old outgrown TV armoire you could repurpose for something else in your home?  Share your ideas and pictures in the comments!


Happy {Cheap & Easy DIY} organizing!



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6 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing such nifty ideas!

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  2. I love multiuse furniture and transforming it into organizational pieces. Great post, Hilda.

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    1. Thanks Cathy! I love it too. Much better than just plain old single-use furniture :)

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  3. I definitely wanted to do the first one with my work space eventually when I own my own house. Thank you for sharing because I love stuff like this. :D

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    1. It's a great idea for a workspace Jazmine! I love that it doesn't take up as much space as a regular desk, but still provides a lot of storage space and looks nice.

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