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Crafty Ways to Convert Old Furniture into Something New

Wed, 12 Jun 2013 by Polycorp

There is nothing more gratifying than taking an old piece of furniture or something you’ve picked up from a garage sale, vintage shop or thrift store and transforming it. As you get ready to move, consider using your new home in Halifax NS as the perfect place to showcase a repurposed or spruced up piece of furniture.

If you’re contemplating what to do with an old piano, contemplate no more. By removing the keys and some other equipment and adding shelving, you can adapt your old piano into a unique desk.  A repurposed vintage headboard and footboard can also serve as a bench in your foyer. This well-crafted seating area is perfect for guests to sit down on to take off their shoes.

Even though your home comes with more than enough storage, it doesn’t hurt to have extra. Convert a wooden ladder into an art gallery to display family and vacation photos, a rack to store your books and magazines or to store shoes in your walk-in closet. Big or small, the ladder won’t take up much space and it will be a wonderful addition to your Halifax NS new home.

How many of us have a futon we’re not currently using? Believe it or not, you can bring life to that old futon instead of having to throw it out. Create a floor couch against the wall of your flex space and add colourful throw pillows and a blanket to match. This innovative space is perfect for lounging, reading or a little of both. You can also make a cat or dog bed out of the mattress for your four-legged friends. And if you don’t know what to do with the frame, put it in your backyard. If you’re planning a garden, give it a creative entryway by producing a garden gate out of the frame.  But don’t stop here. Repaint old tires and make tire planters to display your flowers. Both of these looks together are sure to make your future garden stand out more.

With creativity and a little bit of elbow grease, you can makeover or reuse an old piece of furniture to create a brand new look in your Halifax NS new home.


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