The corner table, those old window frames, the little seater among others, may not be at their 100% best anymore, or you may just outright bored of seeing them and need a change. Instead of discarding them and sending them straight to the landfills consider ways of up-cycling them. It helps you save money, make a style statement, and yes, do your little bit for the environment too. Yes, we talk about the smart eco-friendly furniture options around us that we conveniently ignore.
Listed below are some DIY ideas for green furniture which we have curated for you. We hope they inspire you enough to transform some stuff at home :). And yes, do keep your local carpenter’s number on speed dial, it’ll help you give those ideas life.
1.An old window frame: Get hold of that old window frame and your goto carpenter. Paint the frame, to get a lovely distressed look and get your carpenter to fix a base table for the same. Use this wonderful piece as a gorgeous coffee table, which can be opened to keep those magazines.
Read more here: https://ohgloryvintage.com/2012/01/16/reclaimed-window-coffee-tables/
2. Transform that boring bed side table: Give that old side table a complete transformation with a color of your choice. Get happy prints of wall paper, use old fabric or even decoupage paper and paste it on the inside.
Read more: http://blog.spoonflower.com/2012/12/project-revive-a-bedside-table-with-wall-decal/
3. Hang that side table: Think twice before discarding that table top or old wooden plank. Get some ropes and get your carpenter to drill through the four corners, get some funky old rope, and hang it from the ceiling next to your bed side for a stunning piece of furniture. It’s one of the simplest ways of having eco friendly furniture around your home.
Read more: http://paperandlace.com/2014/06/06/diy-friday-a-little-something-for-the-homies/
4. Turn drawers into a table: Just get drawers attached and get your carpenter to give them legs. Paint them and use them efficiently as a table to keep those little somethings.
Read more: http://www.thebudgetdecorator.com/fabulous-repurposed-drawer-projects/
5. Get yourself a stylish new open wardrobe: Refurbish an old ladder; paint it in a happy color. Get it fixed on your wall and use it to make an open wardrobe for yourself.
We are definitely going to try some of these and will even share pictures when we do. Till then, here’s a small DIY project done by one of our team person’s – up-cycled chair. Picked up for a bargain and refurbished for one too. She got her self a nice new chair for Rs. 1200 only!