Creative ways to Repurpose Furniture [Infographic]

Nobody likes getting rid of beloved pieces of furniture, but sometimes they just don’t work for the house anymore! Repurpose your old pieces to keep them and give them a new function in your home. Look over this Bay Area consignment infographic to get ideas.

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A Guide to Upcycling [Infographic]

A Guide to Upcycling [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

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Inspirational infographic promoting upcycling for used beverage cartons.

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Reusing Baby Food Jars and Bottles

If the bottles are scratched up and junky and can’t be reused, ask your local recycling office where can you recycle them.”

Heather

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Reusing old Sewing Machines

– John Farrier

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Reusing puzzle pieces

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Reusing old broken Umbrellas

If it’s broken, mend it and reuse or donate.

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Don’t chuck that broken umbrella! by TheGoodLife
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If your umbrella has detached from its metal spines, tie or sew it back together with waxed floss, which will endure longer than regular thread.

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Repurpose: Broken Umbrella • Reusing Umbrellas | ecogreenlove10 Ways to Repurpose Old Umbrellas • Reusing Umbrellas | ecogreenlove
Adorable Repurposed Umbrellas • Reusing Umbrellas | ecogreenlove10+ Creative Old Umbrella Repurpose Ideas • Reusing Umbrellas | ecogreenlove

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Winter Dog Coat • Reusing Umbrellas | ecogreenlove The case made from fabric and a broken umbrella • Reusing Umbrellas | ecogreenlove

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Reusing Crib Rails

Once a month here in Germany there are some “Sperrmüll”, although I looked for it and there is no direct translation, is a day when garbage truck come and collect things that people signed up to throw away (big things, furniture, pieces, material,etc. that is not thrown away to the regular recycling bins). They ask to leave the stuff on a collection point (changeable, depending on the demand of the area) at least 24hrs before the collection day. When I first arrived to Germany, it was shocking all the stuff (specially on summer) that people throw away! This does not happen in Mexico (as far as I know, correct me if I’m wrong).

So every month I casually go for a walk around my neighbourhood to see what people doesn’t need anymore. You can even see stuff three days ahead. And really you can find so many things, in good conditions! There is people that already knows and arrive with a van to collect the stuff, probably the re-sell it or who knows what. We have collected many things from the “Sperrmüll”, i.e.: our bed side tables, a stool for our entrance hall, bookshelf, drawers… very useful and in great conditions, really! We saved a few euros: travelling to the nearest Ikea = 15kms (much of the furniture is bought there, convenient), time and money actually buying it.

But something that is very common to see are bed frames, which are very similar to the baby cribs rails. When searching for ideas to repurpose bed frames (I already have two, one as a shoe rack and the second still on its way to turned into a towel hanger), the bed frames I have are not precisely like the ones showing, so I searched instead for baby crib rails, and that looks more likely! So here are a few ideas to inspire you, all in one place, is a good combo I must say, enjoy!

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Reusing Crib Rails | ecogreenlove
Kids’ Tent / Reading Nook (could be made with crib’s rails or bed frames)
Reusing Crib Rails | ecogreenlove
DIY Wall Chore Chart From Upcycled Crib
Reusing Crib Rails | ecogreenlove
DIY Bike Rack from a Crib Rail!

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