10 Budget Friendly Furniture Repurposes

10 Budget Friendly Furniture Repurposes

Low Budget Furniture Flips

Looking for some inspiration for low budget furniture repurposes that look incredible and are super budget friendly? Then this post is for you!

Hi! This post is written by Melissa so if you have been around awhile you are used to seeing posts from my husband Rob. We do this flipping gig together, but I tend to gravitate a little more toward the furniture than he does, so I thought I would compile a list of some of my favorite DIY furniture flips from some awesome bloggers!

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All of the below pieces were either found at a thrift store, yard sale, flea market, or it was a piece that they previously owned. Scroll for some inspiration (and links to tutorials) for your next project

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1) One Desk Turned Into Two Night Stands

Check out these night stands that Bethany from Reality Daydream created from an old desk!

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Check out tutorial HERE.

2) Dresser Turned Into TV Stand. 

This next one from Julie, creator of the blog AtTheParks, has been a favorite of mine for some time now. I have seen it all over Pinterest and I have wanted to do it for a long time now! I was scoping out old dressers for months. At first I had a hard time finding one that had he desired 3 drawers on the top. Most of them had two. Now that we have decided to sell everything and move into an RV for a while, of course I see them everywhere! I LOVE this beautiful white piece, and the baskets compliment it perfectly.

low budget furniture flips

Check out tutorial HERE.

3) Old Desk Turned Stylish

Take an old desk that you can find at many thrift stores or the flea market, and make it something extraordinary like this desk by Karin, the creator of Art is Beauty. The copper handles on this desk make it pop!

low budget furniture flips

Check out tutorial HERE.

4) Bed Turned Into Storage Bench

Need some extra outdoor storage? Need some extra seating? Want it to look fantastic in the process? Well Dana from Ruggy DIY nailed it with this bench! Couldn’t you picture this on your porch!?

low budget furniture flips

Check out tutorial HERE.

5) Entertainment Center Turned Into Children's Armoire 

Talk about a low budget furniture flip. Since television technology has changed over the years, these old entertainment centers are popping up left and right at thrift stores, craigslist and offer up. Melissa Woods from HomeTalk.com took this old entertainment center and turned it into a beautiful, very functional armoire for her daughter’s room.

Check out tutorial HERE.

6) Old Dresser Turned Into A Bench

Turn an old unused dresser that still has some flair, and turn it into a gorgeous functional bench with storage. Lisa from CreateInspire did just that. I am slightly obsessed with that teal color at the moment. Am I the only one?

Check out tutorial HERE.

7) Old Door Repurposed

Take an old door and give it a new life! Megan from hometalk.com did just that for her farmhouse inspired kitchen. Another very functional piece. (I like things to serve a purpose, as well as look pretty in our house.

Check out tutorial HERE.

8) File Cabinet Makeover

File cabinets serve their purpose, but tend to not be so pretty. Look what a little paint and a couple picture frames can do! I searched for the owner of this piece, but could not find who created it. If someone is reading this and knows whose piece it is, I would love to give them the proper credit. I really loved this low budget furniture flip!

9) Cabinet Given New Life

Drab dark cabinet turned simple & modern. White seems to be a theme lately. Either I just really like it, or it is the growing trend. Kate from Centsationalgirl did a fantastic job with this piece. And she found this cabinet for only $10 at Goodwill!

Check out tutorial for this low budget furniture flip HERE

10) Old Chairs Turned Elegant

Nice dining chairs can be VERY expensive. Check out this $40 chair ($20 from craigslist, and $20 for supplies), that Lauren from Blesserhouse redid. Her set turned out so elegant, and every bit like the ones from Pottery Barn or Ballard designs.

Check out tutorial HERE.

Flipping furniture is not where we usually put our effort, however we have been working to change that recently and are learning a lot from talented bloggers out there, as well as our readers! We have a furniture flipping contest that is OPEN!!  If you have any pieces you would love to enter, be sure to get our e-mail notifications HERE.

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About the author: Melissa is the co-founder of Flea Market Flipper. She is the wife to Rob and the mom of three young children. Together, they make their living buying and reselling used items that they buy from flea markets, thrift stores, and yard sales.

 

Rob Stephenson
rob@fleamarketflipper.com

I grew up in Central Florida and have lived here my whole life. I first got into buying and selling items when I was 16 years old, and have been hooked ever since. It has mostly been a hobby that makes some extra cash, but sometimes it serves as my main income as well. I don't plan on stopping any time soon. I find too many fun toys for my family (or myself), and just love the whole process.

9 Comments
  • Euranna
    Posted at 14:46h, 08 July Reply

    I’m just now starting out and I can incorporate a lot of your ideas In a lot of the pieces I have on hand thank you I have interest in learning more

  • Ashley Mills
    Posted at 13:13h, 16 April Reply

    Great ideas! How can you find items like this to repurpose? Follow Ordinary Royalty at https://www.ordinaryroyalty.com/

    • Robert Stephenson
      Posted at 09:38h, 17 April Reply

      We like to go to thrift stores, the flea market, and online apps like OfferUp and Facebook Marketplace

  • Jennifer | Contentment Questing
    Posted at 21:34h, 06 February Reply

    Wow! What amazing transformations! Just seeing all those makes me want to try it! I can’t believe some of those are the same pieces!

    Also, I noticed that some of your codings are showing in your blog text. I’m not sure about other platforms, but if you are using WordPress, you can cut and paste them into a tab that says “text” which is on the top right of the little window where you write your posts. (Took me 2 months to find that little tab – hidden in plain sight!) Hope that helps!

    • Robert Stephenson
      Posted at 20:46h, 07 February Reply

      Thanks Jennifer! We are currently going through an update and changing our theme. We should get everything changed over by tomorrow. but right now a few pages are a little wonky… lol. Thank you though! Should be looking a lot cleaner and smoother soon!

  • Debbie
    Posted at 03:13h, 09 September Reply

    Love all these ideas. Just about to go on holiday but think I’ll have quite a few projects using these ideas when I get back.

    • Robert Stephenson
      Posted at 21:09h, 13 September Reply

      Hey Debbie! Glad you loved them! They were some of our favorites of our fellow bloggers. 🙂

  • Maia Root
    Posted at 00:27h, 30 March Reply

    These are amazing. I don’t think I can choose just one as a favorite. Before and after photos are the best so please keep posting!

    • Robert Stephenson
      Posted at 02:36h, 30 March Reply

      Thanks Maia! These are some of my favorites that I found on the internet! We are starting to get into more furniture than in the past. Do you redo furniture?

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