Andwhen I saw how crafty parents around the country were transforming old furniture into the perfect playsets for their little ones, I had to learn more!
If you’re like me, you may be feeling the urge to purge your house of old, broken-down furnishings for the New Year. But rather than throwing them away, why not tryreimagining these items as play spaces for kids?
Scroll through below to see some of the incredibleways you can upcycleyour old furniture into truly unique home additions.
One crafty dad shows you how to completely revamp a worn-out wooden TV console instead of throwing it away.
By removing the glass plate and adding a tiny fridge, this parent created an adorable little kitchen in which his little one could “cook up a storm!”
You can also put atotally different spin on a similar upcycle project with a little imagination and “can-do” spirit.
This DIY-er completely transformed her console into a fairy tale closet fit for a princess, withplenty of space for an entire day of costume changes.
A few overlooked pieces of furniture can be refurbished into a professional-looking playset.
These simple wooden kitchen items are nailed together to create the cutest little cooking space. With a faux sink and oven, your child will be “creating meals” in no time.
If you’ve got a spare tire in the garage, hold off on chucking it like this DIY-er who transformed it into a tropical play space for her child.
With some sand from the hardware store and an umbrella, it can be summer every day for you and your little one!
An old nightstandmagically transforms into a funky ’70s-style faux oven.
One need only to remove the handle, brush with a colorful hue, add some fabric, and your kids will be ready to bake.
Instead of junking it, this living room console easily recycles into another gorgeous little kitchen.
With a tiny sink, it’s the perfect spot to ensure your child gets into the practice of washing his or her hands after playing.
This DIY-er bought an old wooden dresser unit online and repurposed it into a stunning playset for her daughter.
This cozy little kitchen looks like a pricey piece of children’s furniture, but all it took was some paint and an eye for detail to make this DIY project really come to life.
Instead of trashing your junked bedside table, give it a kid-friendly makeover instead.
This DIY project encourages boys and girls to become their own upcycling experts asa handy spot to learn how to safely use tools.
An easy DIY project for your old TV console is rebuilding it into an incredible toy for your child.
By adding some shelving and a quick layer of chalkboard paint, this kitchen has plenty of space to keep track of your grocery list and cook a three-course meal.
This DIY-er had a special idea in mind when he found these old dresser drawers at a garage sale.
He whipped up a mature-looking kitchen for his toddler who loved to cook, but didn’t want a playset with too many frills.
Old furniture can easily be given a completely new life with just a little imagination and determination.
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