Day 29 - Repurposed Furniture (Part 2) {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers} | From Overwhelmed to Organized: Day 29 - Repurposed Furniture (Part 2) {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers}

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Day 29 - Repurposed Furniture (Part 2) {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers}

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!  

The series is wrapping up soon, but I've still got a lot of ideas I want to share with you!  I've already shared ideas for repurposing dressers and repurposing furniture to help you organize.  But I have a few more repurposing furniture ideas to share with you today.

  • I love all the functional and decorative ideas added to this shelf unit to make it a very practical piece for an entry!

Crafts a la Mode

  • If you need more storage space in a bathroom, add a bookshelf unit and you've instantly got lots of storage!

Mom of 6

  • If you need more shelves in a laundry room, add a shelf unit like the ones you get as part of a closet organizing system (in this post they actually built these shelves from scratch, but you can find these units as a package if you'd prefer to go that route).

Blue I Style on Pretty Well Organized

  • Or you can go the other way, and turn an old laundry room cabinet into a sofa table to give you extra storage room in a living room or family room.  Check out this post for the beautiful pictures and all the details.

If you've followed me for awhile, you may remember that I repurposed an old microwave stand to provide extra storage space in our kitchen.  

3 More Storage Solutions For The Kitchen

So take a look around your home and see if you have some furniture pieces that are being under-utilized.  Spruce them up a bit (if you like that sort of thing) and then repurpose them to help you get organized!  If you don't have any extra furniture around your home, keep your eyes open for deals at garage sales and thrift stores.  And remember to think outside the box!

Don't forget to check out the other furniture repurposing posts in this series (links are all down below) if you missed them!

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 your repurposed any furniture in your home?  How did it help you get organized?

Happy {Cheap & Easy DIY} organizing!

Here are all the posts in the series.

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  1. Love these reinforces my need to never throw away a piece of furniture and always find another use for it...Great post!

    1. Thanks Christine! It's a great way to give furniture new life. As long as hanging onto your furniture doesn't lead to clutter in your home :)

  2. Love this! With very little furniture available in our small town, you really have to get creative with what you can get your hands on. I never realized this until moving to a small town...

    1. I guess I'm spoiled living in a fairly large city Meranda, but maybe being creative is part of the fun of re-purposing things :)

  3. Ditto Meranda! Working on a found dresser as kitchen island now. It will hold tupperware in one drawer and the lids in the other!

    1. What a great idea Jeannie! Please share pictures when you're finished... it sounds wonderful!

  4. Thanks so much for featuring my bathroom bookcase in your idea list! I love re-purposing items I already own and using them in new ways! Love your series!

    1. You're welcome Sharon! I think your bookshelves are a great addition to a small bathroom. Thanks for being willing to share them :)


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