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How To Repurpose Secondhand Furniture

How To Repurpose Secondhand Furniture

One of the best parts about secondhand shopping is getting to see all the outlandish and eclectic items that come through our doors. While there is certainly nothing wrong with coming to 2nd Avenue store to find a specific item, sometimes it’s more fun when you come in with an open mind. You never know what item may catch your eye and get that spark of creativity going. We’ll offer up some of our insights about how to repurpose secondhand furniture so you can get in on the fun.

Make Anything Into a New Table

It’s a strange, unspoken rule that almost every room in our homes needs to have a table in it. The great thing about secondhand shopping is that, if you’re looking for a table, your options are vast and varied. Anything from crates and boxes to trunks and chests can make a statement while still providing a place to put down your things. You can even repurpose large dressers into a new island for your kitchen—the options are truly endless.

Don’t Shy Away From Mismatched Items

While there is something to be said for a house that has a completely streamlined look, it can get a little boring after a while. While finding entire sets of furniture isn’t out of the realm of possibility, you’re more likely to find many different items that you want to incorporate into the same space. With a little bit of paint and a few touch-ups, the mismatched look can actually give your home a sense of personality that you wouldn’t otherwise get.

Look Outside of Its Intended Purpose

Secondhand shopping really lends itself to creative thinking. If you can imagine that a piece might work in your house, there is almost always a way to turn it into something you need. For example, you might repurpose an old baby’s crib into a bookshelf with a few screws and some glue. Turn a set of chairs into a unique bench for your porch. You might even turn something like an old door into a new coffee table. You’ve really got to think outside the box when it comes to repurposing secondhand items.

Remember That You Can Change the Final Look

When you’re thinking about how to repurpose secondhand furniture, you can get caught up in the look of the objects as they are. Keep in mind that you can sand, smooth, and paint just about anything if you don’t like the texture or color of a piece but have an idea for it. The idea here is that nothing needs to go to waste. Everything is reusable with a little bit of effort and time.

2nd Avenue Thrift Stores want to provide you with everything you could need to add a touch of character to your home. Come check out our thrift store in North Wales or any of our other locations to see what we have on offer.