Today, we’re focusing on upcycling antiques into functional and stylish pieces for your home. From transforming a vintage suitcase into a coffee table to repurposing an old frame into a chalkboard, we’ve got a range of projects that not only add character to your home but are also eco-friendly.
1Vintage Suitcase Turned Coffee Table
Transform a vintage suitcase into a charming coffee table, perfect for displaying books, travel souvenirs, or adding a touch of nostalgia to your living room.
Before you paint, refinish, or repurpose an antique, it’s recommended to have it appraised or do thorough research. If the item is rare, in good condition, or has a notable provenance, it might be best to preserve it in its original state. Always remember, once an original finish is altered, the antique’s originality and potentially its value is lost.
2Antique Sewing Machine Vanity
Repurpose an antique sewing machine base into a charming vanity, complete with a functional sink and storage space.
3Shutter Bulletin Board
For a simpler version, attach some fabric to a shutter and use it as a bulletin board or a place to display photos. The slats can also serve as a place to tuck reminders or invitations.
4Salvaged Door Headboard
Repurpose a salvaged door into a striking headboard, creating a rustic focal point in your bedroom.
5Book Page Wreath
Fold and glue book pages into a wreath shape for a literary-inspired piece of decor.
6Antique Teacup Candle Holders
Discover how to transform antique teacups into elegant candle holders, adding a touch of vintage charm to your dining table or mantelpiece.
7Old Frame Jewelry Organizer and Chalkboard
Learn how to repurpose antique frames into stunning jewelry organizers, keeping accessories tangle-free and beautifully displayed.
8Vintage Drawer Planter
Turn vintage drawers into unique planters, adding a touch of greenery to your home decor.
9Retro Radio Bar Cabinet
Convert a vintage radio cabinet into a retro-inspired bar, providing a chic and unexpected storage solution for spirits and glassware.