20 Amazing Ways To Repurpose Bed Frames

April 13th, 2018

Buying a new bed is exciting. Finally, your sleep gets an upgrade. The only downside to getting a new bed is figuring out what to do with the old one. Well, not anymore! These amazing repurposing ideas will make you wish you had more old beds to rework into stunning household crafts. Here are 20 perfect repurposing ideas for old headboards and footboards.

Headboard Coat Rack

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The Beehive Cottage Source: The Beehive Cottage

This DIY coat rack is totally adorable. It’s amazing what a simple paint job and a little love would do. This craft would make a great addition to any home.

Idea Board

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Brainstorm in style with a personalized idea board. No matter what type of bed frame you have, you’ll be able to find a way to work it into a stunning idea board. Add anything you like to make this decoration all your own.

Command Center

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My Repurposed Life Source: My Repurposed Life

This cute little command center is sure to help you get organized. Whether you keep it at home or bring it to the office, you’ll be so glad you made it. Finally, that old bed frame is being put to good use!

Christmas Stocking Holder

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Hanging stockings is a key part of the Christmas tradition. Make your own adorable destination for Santa with this amazing craft. And don’t forget the stockings!

Porch Decorations

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No one likes a dull porch. If you’re looking for that something special to spice up your home, try this cute craft. These little porch decorations are absolutely adorable.

Doggie Daybed

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Every dog needs a good place to rest during the daytime. You may not have any more use for your old bed, but your dog would just love to have it! Your furry friend will thank you for choosing this awesome craft.

DIY Flower Bed

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My Repurposed Life Source: My Repurposed Life

Flower season is definitely here, and every garden could use a few extra blooms. This little flower bed will make the perfect addition to your back yard. Who knew an old bed frame could be so versatile?

Corner Bench

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A good corner bench is hard to find. You have to know the exact measurements before you can commit to buying, or the whole space may be ruined. Build a corner bench that is sure to fit in with your home by repurposing your old bed frame.

Door Pediment

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A door pediment can change the look of the entire room. Add whatever style you want, and enjoy ages of boasting to your guests about how you are the repurposing champion.

Garden Gate

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It would be a shame to keep a beautiful garden hidden behind an ugly gate. This adorable craft will allow you to channel all your creativity into a functional and fun project. Give your garden the gate it deserves by upcycling your own beloved materials.

Porch Swing

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Porch swings are too cool. They just look like so much fun. Make your own porch swing by repurposing your old bed frame. This is WAY better than just throwing it away.

Kitchen Sign

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If your kitchen could use a good sign, consider making it yourself. By repurposing your old wooden headboard you can give the room your own personal touch. Because you made it yourself, this sign will be so much more than just a decoration.

Bathroom Shelf

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Bathrooms never have enough storage space, so start freeing up some room by making your own bathroom shelf. Craft your headboard into a beautiful shelf that will provide plenty of extra space. It will even save you from the nightmare of figuring out what to do with your old bed.


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Chalkboards are more than outdated classroom tools. They can be a fun way to bring ideas to life. Build this handy chalkboard from your old bed frame, and hang it anywhere in the house.

Sofa Table

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If you need a new sofa table AND you’re getting a new bed, the stars have aligned. You can kill two birds with one stone by repurposing your old bed frame into a sofa table. This craft is so elegant, no one will ever know.

Welcome Sign

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Nothing makes guests feel more welcome than a big sign. Make your own welcome sign and greet your guests in style. As you can see from the picture, this idea even works great on uneven ground.

Storage Bench

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My Repurposed Life Source: My Repurposed Life

This craft combines seating space with extra storage – two things we could all use more of in our homes. Make this storage bench from your old bed frame, and you will never look back.

Metal Bench

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This craft is adorable because you can make the bench look just like something out of a movie. This is a genius craft for people who have metal bed frames. Otherwise, it can be tricky to find a good use for them.

Towel Holder

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Too many towels, and not enough hanging space? This DIY towel holder is perfect for your bathroom. You can even make it look like it was always meant to be there.

Garden Ladder

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Why not add some decoration to your garden? Your old bed frame will make the perfect material for this fun craft. Step your garden game up a notch by making your own adornments.

These crafts are so incredible, you’ll be searching for more old beds to repurpose. Share your great upcycling ideas in the comments below.

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Source: DIY & Crafts