Mom shares 45ways to upcycle old furniture & items in the house giving them brilliant new purpose

What do most people do with old or unwanted furniture? In the past, they’d either kick it to the curb and leave it for the garbageman or try to sell it for a few bucks at a tag sale. But that’s changed with today’s DIY culture.

Now you can bring your old furniture and other household items back to life. All you need is a little creativity. And maybe some DIY know-how.

People are upcycling their old furniture and turning them into brand new creations. And the results are absolutely stunning. We thought we’d give you some inspiration for the unwanted pieces in your home.

Here are 50 ways to upcycle old furniture and other items in your house:

1) Colander Light Fixture

Need a new light fixture? You can make one if you have an old colander and some tools. These things sell for about $70 online. Just follow the instructions here and make your own instead.