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44 Trash to Treasure Projects to Transform Junk like You Won't Believe ...

By Neecey

Trash to treasure projects have more to them than you might think. You get to recycle, which is good for the planet. You get to save money, which is good for your wallet. And, you get to feel great satisfaction at something you've accomplished, which is good for your soul. Oh, and you get something that's either useful or pretty, or both. I won't tell you'll be amazed at the vast range of trash to treasure projects. Actually I will, because with a little imagination and creativity, practically any piece of junk can become something to treasure.

1 Redressed Dresser

Redressed DresserVia While They Snooze: Thrift Store ...
Sometimes trash to treasure projects just involve a paint job and a few new knobs.

2 CD Tower Upcycle

CD Tower UpcycleVia My Top 10 DIYs of ...
Fix a floor standing unit to the wall to completely change its use.

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3 Stenciled Coffee Table

Stenciled Coffee TableVia quick Stenciled Coffee Table Makeover...Trash ...
A bit of stenciling gives an old table a makeover.

4 Entry Table

Entry TableVia Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, ...
Reckon you could turn an old door and some spindles into a unique piece of furniture for your entry?

5 Nightstand Transformation

Nightstand TransformationVia Trash to Treasure Nightstands {your ...
Something old fashioned can be given a fresh modern look.

6 Chalk Paint Project

Chalk Paint ProjectVia Homemade Chalk Paint
Chalk paint is really great to work with because it requires minimum preparation.

7 Geometric Stenciled Octagon Tray

Geometric Stenciled Octagon TrayVia makinghomebase.com
Bye bye old and stained tray. Hello shiny and new tray.

8 Birdhouses

BirdhousesVia Trash to Treasure Birdhouse Inspiration ...
Such fun and your feathered friends will love them.

9 Light Fixture Feeder

Light Fixture FeederVia From My Front Porch To ...
Like I said at the beginning - a little imagination can take you a long way.

10 Play Kitchen

Play KitchenVia Twice Lovely: Tres Chic Play ...
Can you believe this was an entertainment center in its former life?

11 Bottle Light Fitting

Bottle Light FittingVia Trash To Treasure | 17 ...
I've been watching an interior design series on UK TV recently and there’s been a lot of bottle upcycling going on.

12 Menu Board & Shelf

Menu Board & ShelfVia DIY Craft Projects using Old ...
Add a restaurant touch to your lichen by recycling an old screen door.

13 Festive Bowl

Festive BowlVia Trash to Holiday Treasure: Display ...
There are so many items that can be transformed with paint.

14 Side Table

Side TableVia 45 Unbelievable Flea Market Flips
Three vintage suitcases to a side table? Yes please!

15 Tray Makeover

Tray MakeoverVia Thrifting Trash to Treasure - ...
Not all trash to treasure projects involve major work.

16 Globe Bowl

Globe BowlVia Trash To Treasure | 17 ...
Half a globe and a stand make a great centerpiece.

17 Wash Bin Coolers

Wash Bin CoolersVia Old Washbin Storage Repurposes
Who knew old wash bins could be so chic?

18 Book Light

Book LightVia Trash to Treasure: 14 Creative ...
Drill a hole through each volume in the stack, string some lamp wire through, and then glue a socket to the top book.

19 Magazines to Magnificent Mirror

Magazines to Magnificent MirrorVia One Person's Trash Is Another ...
This will take some of your time, but boy, how thrilled will you be with the result?

20 Holiday Card Holder

Holiday Card HolderVia Holiday Card Holder - Sugar ...
Would you have ever thought to use an old crib spring like this? And why limit it to the holidays? Use it all year round for a photo montage.

21 Mirror to Chalkboard

Mirror to ChalkboardVia $2 Trash to Treasure Chalkboard ...
A charm for a little girl's room, or something practical for the kitchen.

22 New Cabinet

New CabinetVia Craft Ideas & DIY Tutorials
2 old windows + 2 old drawers = new from old.

23 Shutter Cabinet

Shutter CabinetVia DIY Reused Recycled Repurposed Rethinked ...
It's amazing what you can turn old shutters into.

24 Planter Chair

Planter ChairVia Chair Planters
Cute! Brings a whole new meaning to the term garden chair.

25 Repurposed Dresser

Repurposed DresserVia Talkin' Trash to Treasure
Paint it and then add some lovely wallpaper (varnish to seal and protect it).

26 Drawer Ottoman

Drawer OttomanVia DIY Drawer Ottoman | The ...
A footstool or a kid’s seat - whatever - it's always got the bonus of storage.

27 Cuff Bracelets

Cuff BraceletsVia joann.com
Made from toilet roll innards, Mod Podge, and craft materials. Not only are these amazing but I had to include them to show that trash to treasure can go beyond homewares and furniture.

28 Cat House

Cat HouseVia Trash to Treasure: 40 Creative ...
How do people come up with these ideas?

29 Pallet Coffee Table

Pallet Coffee TableVia Pallet Coffee Table • 1001 ...
Every time you reuse pallets, remember that the trees didn't die for nothing.

30 From Frame to Artwork

From Frame to ArtworkVia Blogger
Reworking old frames is one of the easiest upcycling projects.

31 DIY Lampshade

DIY LampshadeVia DIY Lampshade - trash to ...
A pretty feminine lampshade from a wire trash bin and scraps of cotton.

32 Coat Hanger

Coat HangerVia Trash To Treasure | 17 ...
A neat way to repurpose old doorknobs.

33 Wall Art

Wall ArtVia From Trash to Treasure -
Now you know what to do with all those box lids you have lying around! ^_^

34 Bench Makeover

Bench MakeoverVia My Trash to Treasure Garden ...
You know all those weight benches from home gyms you see at yard sales? Bring one home and make a garden/porch bench.

35 Ruffled Tablecloth

Ruffled TableclothVia DIY Ruffled Tablecloth
You can easily make a ruffled tablecloth from an old bed skirt ... even if you're not a sewer!

36 Potting Bench

Potting BenchVia Potting Bench
What a great use of an old sink.

37 From Crappy to Chic

From Crappy to ChicVia DIY: Chair Recovered, A Cinderella ...
Secondhand really can be made to look brand new.

38 2 Simple Shutters

2 Simple ShuttersVia repurposing a shutter in 2 ...
Two sweet ideas.

39 Drawer Table

Drawer TableVia The Pink Porch: Get Your ...
Combine legs from an old chair or table with a dresser drawer to create a useful storage table for the bathroom.

40 Rake Glass Holder

Rake Glass HolderVia 28 Genius Ideas How to ...
Genius!

41 Old Bed Springs

Old Bed SpringsVia Goodwill Hunting Was a Success!!!
I don't like this as it is but I was thinking you could place planters next to the pillars and train plants to grow up and then in and around the springs!

42 New Stools from Old

New Stools from OldVia One Gal’s Junk is Another ...
Basic upholstery like this is not as difficult as it appears.

43 Matching Night Stands

Matching Night StandsVia Furniture Flippin': April 2013
These were once the two ends of a pedestal desk!

44 Kitchen Chalkboard

Kitchen ChalkboardVia Items similar to Chalkboard, Repurposed ...
When your cutting board is no longer good for food prep, give it a new lease of life with chalkboard paint.

I feel like heading out to my nearest charity (thrift) shop or flea market to see what I can find to give a makeover. Sadly, I always intend more than I actually do! Are you feeling inspired to turn trash into treasure?

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