10 inspiring furniture makeovers

Furniture makeovers: before and after

We love to see a bit of clever DIY and we especially love furniture transformations that take sad, old pieces in a totally new direction. So we’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite before-and-after makeovers to get you inspired!

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A TV unit becomes … a play kitchen

Furniture makeovers: before and after

For a total cost of about $65 (and fair bit of elbow grease) Erin from Sutton Grace transformed a disused TV unit into a supremely luxe play kitchen – complete with a view! See the steps here. (via Sutton Grace)

A bedhead becomes … a sofa

Furniture makeovers: before and after
The bedhead becomes a sofa backrest, and the footboard is cut in half to form the arms. Add an MDF base and some upholstery and you have a very pretty settee. More details on how it was see here. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

A chest becomes … a mini wardrobe

Furniture makeovers: before and after
The perfect place for tutus and superhero capes, this four-drawer chest became a pint-sized costume closet for a lucky little girl. See the makeover at here. (via Brooklyn Limestone)

A TV becomes … a puppet theatre

Furniture makeovers: before and after
The ‘before’ picture is practically an antique! A hulking old TV was gutted and re-born as a kiddie hideway – for use as a reading nook, puppet theatre, pretend shop, and more! See how it was done here. (via Sugar Tot Designs)

A bench becomes … a nicer bench!

Furniture makeovers: before and after
Faults like ripped upholstery and rusty casters can hide a furniture gem’s true potential. A little bit of DIY and a lick of paint and voila! See how it was done here. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

Drawers become … a dolls house

Furniture makeovers: before and after
Two curved drawers were freed from a bedside table, turned on their ends, and fastened together to make a dolls house. The pretty paper decorations add a finishing touch. See the step-by-step process here. (via Nice Girl Notes)

An armoire becomes … an office

Furniture makeovers: before and after
The addition of a pull-out shelf and some graphic wallpaper turned this drab armoire into a compact home office. See how it was done at here. (via Belle Maison 23)

A cot becomes … a craft table

Furniture makeovers: before and after
A cot with a removable side can have a new life as a kids’ table, complete with chalkboard base and lots of space for hanging craft stuff. See the transformation here. (via A Little Learning For Two)

A mantel becomes … a bookshelf

Furniture makeovers
We’d all love an open fire in our homes but sadly it’s not always an option. Here’s a great way to get the look of a traditional fireplace mantel in your home – with storage built in too! Read how it was done here. (via Design Sponge)

Change table becomes … hall table

Furniture makeovers: before and after
A change table chopped in half went on to have two new lives: One side became a hallway display shelf (above) and the other was transformed in to a cat perch! See them both here. (via Desire to Inspire)

READ MORE:
• Babies Room: 14 IKEA hacks to pimp your nursery
• IKEA Hack: 9 ways to makeover the LATT children’s table
• 15 impressive DIY toy makeovers