What kid wouldn’t want an old rowboat reading nook, or an art table made from a cupboard door, or how about a fancy armoire for their dress up clothes? Kids love creative, unique furnishings! Better yet, if you DIY these pieces, they’re super budget-friendly and super eco-friendly (it’s called ‘upcycling’). Figuring out how to take someone’s junk and turning it into your child’s treasure is definitely a skill worth learning. Today we’re sharing some totally genius DIY kid’s furniture hacks that will get your creative gears going to make your own one-in-a-million piece!
FYI – There are two important things to be aware of when you’re tackling a project like this:
- If you’re using a salvaged piece from before 1978, check for lead paint. Lead is a potent neurotoxin and there’s no known safe exposure for a child. Learn more from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
- Be very careful when you’re disassembling pieces and altering their structures to be sure the final piece is very solid. You may need to add some extra metal brackets or anchor the piece to the wall to ensure safety.
Now, get out there, get creative, and have fun! And if you have other ideas for genius DIY kid’s furniture hacks, please share them in the comments!