28 Awesome DIY Furniture Makeover Ideas
It can be overwhelming to know what to do with a piece of furniture that you don’t really like or that doesn’t fit the décor of your home.
Instead of getting rid of the furniture and buying something new, you can easily make it over into a new piece.
Get the inspiration that you need to tackle your next makeover project when you check out these 28 great examples.
1. Coffee Table To Bench
Turn an old coffee table into a comfortable bench with a fresh coat of paint and a cushion.
Make sure to pick a fabric that complements the rest of your décor.
2. Dresser To Storage Box
A fresh coat of paint brightens up this old dresser.
Take out the bottom two drawers to make storage space. Add small legs to the drawers to turn them into child-friendly storage boxes.
3. Dresser To TV Stand
By removing most of the drawers on an old dresser, you can easily get the room you need for your TV, gaming consoles, and DVDs.
Brighten it up with fresh paint and new hardware.
4. China Cabinet Makeover
A simple coat of paint that is then distressed, and some new hardware give an old china cabinet a new lease on life.
5. Cut Up Table To Entryway Benches
Cut an old coffee table in half lengthwise and then paint and finish these halves.
They make great benches when secured to the wall in the entryway.
6. Dresser To Craft Station
An old dresser has plenty of storage for crafting equipment. Adding a long top and extra storage provides a work surface, as well.
7. IKEA Shelf Makeover
Instead of putting three IKEA Expedit units side by side, turn one 90 degrees to allow for side storage. Paint the exposed side with chalkboard paint, which is perfect for family lists.
8. Chalk Paint Dresser Makeover
A little elbow grease and some white chalk paint will bring any old dresser back to life.
Skip distressing the paint for something a little more modern.
9. Old Bed To Garden Bench
Old beds are usually trashed, but you can bring it back to life as a garden bench.
Shorten the sides of the bed, add planks for seating or hidden storage, and then paint it.
10. Old Ladder To Clothes Rack
Paint an old ladder a bright color for a pop of interest and then hang it on the wall.
Clothes can be hung on the rungs, providing you plenty of storage space.
11. Cabinet To Kitchen Island
Old wall cabinets make great kitchen islands.
Replace the doors with ones hinged at the bottom and leave some open space for storage.
Add feet or casters, paint the piece, and top with butcher block.
12. Dining Room Makeover
Remove the top of an old dining room table and replace it with interlocking boards.
It’s then easy to paint and distress the legs and frame for a new look.
13. Side Table Makeover
A fresh butcher block top, new paint and hardware, and some open spaces in place of drawers makes this perfect for storage.
14. Thrift Store Cabinet Makeover
A dark and dated cabinet looks great with white paint and with the heavy and ornate doors updated.
Replace the carvings with X patterned lattice for a fresh look.
15. Paint Laminated Furniture
It can be tricky to paint laminate furniture, but carefully sanding it first is key.
You can then choose a light and high-gloss paint for a fresh look.
16. Old Dresser Makeover
The ornate carvings on this old dresser really pop when they are outlined with a contrasting light blue.
Using the same blue on the top of the dresser ties the piece together.
17. Desk Makeover
Glam up an old desk with moody blue paint and gorgeous copper pulls and knobs.
A freshly stained top finishes the look and makes it look expensive.
18. Pantry Cabinet Makeover
Bright white furniture isn’t for everyone, but you can easily age your cabinet or other furniture using paint, not wax.
This highlights the details of each piece.
19. Headboard Swing
Use an old headboard from a bed to make a unique front porch swing for your home.
Pick a color that will pop and will help showcase the carvings on the headboard.
20. Chic Console Makeover
A boring wooden console table can enjoy new life when painted fresh and bright white and finished with shiny knobs.
This allows the delicate lines of the piece to pop.
21. DIY No Sew Bench Cushion
Even people who don’t sew can enjoy a new bench cushion.
It only takes around 15 minutes and uses a staple gun and spray adhesive to hold the new cushion in place.
22. Paint Fabric
Update an old chair without reupholstering it when you paint the fabric.
Make sure to use a paint designed specifically for this job.
23. Repurposed Headboard Bench
Ornate headboards look great when repurposed as benches.
The detailed carving really makes the piece stand out.
24. Cabinet Cubby Makeover
This cabinet cubby is given new life with bright paint and some fun fabric on the inside.
25. IKEA Cubbies To Apothecary
Turn old IKEA cabinets into a gorgeous apothecary.
With hidden swing doors, you can hide anything inside.
26. Dresser Hutch Turned To Sofa Table
An old dresser hutch makes a great side table with a little paint and imagination. You will need to add a back, but that makes it a durable piece.
27. Old Desk Makeover
Instead of throwing away an old desk, give it new life with paint, fresh pulls, and some shelving.
This will make it one of the favorite pieces in your home.
28. Outdoor Set Makeover
Updated outdoor furniture will make you want to spend time outside with your friends and family. Keep everything light and airy with neutrals and white paint.
The next time that you have an old piece of furniture that you want to makeover, you will be able to draw inspiration from one of these 28 great ideas.
Making over your furniture is a great way to save money and to create a custom piece that you will love.