10 Repurposed Items for Decorating on a Budget

By Yanic Simard, Houzz 

One thing I love to do at the beginning of a new year is clean out the old and bring in the new. One way to do this without being wasteful or spending money is to make things you already have new to you. Move furniture around, give it a new paint job, or give it an entirely new function. Take a look at what these clever Houzz members have switched up, then look at your own belongings with fresh eyes.

Related: How to Successfuly Shop for Secondhand Furniture 

decordemon, original photo on Houzz  

1. Gidget happily perches atop this clever retro dog bed (this is a miracle because she's a very picky girl with a penchant for freshly reupholstered mid-century sofas). It was a super-stylin' suitcase in a former life. 

Dreamy Whites, original photo on Houzz 

2. These weathered doors have been transformed into a beautiful and architectural headboard. If you only have one door, hang it horizontally at headboard height.