30 Pieces Of Junk That Were Transformed Into Something Awesome.

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Turn a broken piano into a hidden workbench.

We've all heard of DIY projects that repurpose old items laying around the house. Well, the reality is you can repurpose ANYTHING -- including broken items.

None of us likes breaking something. Whether the item was brand new and didn't deserve it or very old and had it coming -- it's something you initially think you now have to throw out. Not necessarily.

A man's trash is another man's treasure. Or in this situation: a man's trash can become that man's treasure.

Just below we've compiled various projects that can help you transform the broken household items you have laying around into something of use.


core77

Turn broken pots into plant markers.

hardlyhousewives

Create a fish tank out of an old computer monitor.

Even if the monitor's still working, you know nobody's going to use it.

instructables

Make wind chimes out of broken dishes and silverware.

songbirdblog

Turn an old dresser into a bench.

grillo-designs

Make a glove out of an old or ripped up stuffed animal.

boredpanda

Turn chipped teacups into cute curtain tiebacks.

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Or make lighting out of them.

apartmenttherapy

Turn broken rackets into mirrors.

countryliving

Create a swing out of a broken chair.

thisdiylife

Get rid of the broken glass and turn your picture frame into an earring holder display.

kevinamanda

Turn old and/or torn books into shelves.

realsimple

Turn a broken door into a coat rack.

prettyhandygirl

Or use it to create a crafting table.

marthastewart

Get rid of the strings and turn a broken guitar into a unique shelf.

diybudgetgirl

Turn parts of a broken desk into a nightstand.

sugarbeecrafts

Create a multi-serving tray out of a broken chandelier.

dreaming-n-color

Melt your old crayons to make new ones.

momtastic

Turn a broken umbrella into one of those ginormous kid parachute things.

howdoesshe

Rip a piece out of your already ripped up jeans and turn them into napkins.

yourpocketstylist

Turn a broken ladder into bookshelves.

barelymeasured

Or use them as foundations to a birdhouse.

hometalk

Create two desks out of a broken table.

Turn a broken screen door into a pot rack for your kitchen.

thekitchn

Turn a worn-out mattress spring into a pinboard and/or desk organizer.

atypicaltypea

Combine broken mini blinds together to create a picture frame.

blinds - picture frame

domesticimperfection

Turn broken jewelry into magnets.

sweetpaul

Turn a broken rake into a wineglass holder.

tatteredstyle

Create a sofa out of a broken bathtub.

greenmoxie

Create shelves out of a broken dresser.

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