30 Creative Ways to Repurpose & Reuse Old Stuff

We all have stuff that no longer serves any purpose around the house, but we still have trouble getting rid of it. Either it’s “still OK”, or “might come in handy” or just holds some sentimental value to it. In extreme cases, this might lead to hoarding, but if you’re creative enough, you can solve the problem by repurposing, upcycling and reusing your old things.

Besides serving a purpose (again), repurposed items add this lovely touch of creativity and coziness to the space. Heck, most of the time, upcycled things become even cooler than they originally were.

In order to help you get started, we made a selection of 30 creative repurposing, upcycling and reuse ideas. Try to recognize your old things in the pictures and upcycle yourself!

1 | Old Ladder Into Bookshelf

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2 | Vintage Suitcase Into Chair

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3 | Chair Into Shelf/Closet Unit

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4 | Old Books Into Shelves

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5 | Bowlers Into Lamps

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6 | Tennis Rackets Into Mirrors

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7 | Plastic Bottle Into Broom

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8 | Hangers Into Room Divider

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9 | Old Piano Into Bookshelf

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10 | Spoons Into Lamp

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11 | Bathtub Into Couch

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12 | Pop Tabs Into Bag

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13 | Wine Bottles Into Chandelier

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14 | Old TV Into Aquarium

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15 | Glove Into a Chipmunk

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16 | Bike Wheel Into Clock

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17 | Bicycle Into Sink Stand

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18 | TP Rolls Into Organizer Box

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19 | CD Spindle Into Bagel Holder

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20 | Wrenches Into Wall Hooks

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21 | Lightbulbs Into Oil Lamps

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22 | Computer Into Mailbox

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23 | Credit Cards Into Guitar Picks

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24 | Glass Marbles Into Fence Decor

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25 | Bottle Caps Into Tea Lights

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26 | Skateboards Into Children Picnic Table

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27 | Bottles Into Pendant Lamps

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28 | Old Piano Into Outdoor Fountain

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29 | Old Cassette Tape Into Purse

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30 | Drum Kit Into Chandelier

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Photos Via: Bore Panda 

 

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