Tag Archives: repurpose

porchswing

Made From Junk

This porch bed is a great example of how to repurpose items and make something unique.  We needed a new porch swing, but the ones in the store are all the same.  So, we made one ourselves.

We started with just a platform we made out of some scrap wood we had in the shop.  We used an old door as the backrest and croquet mallets to form the arms.  We also used arms we were able to remove from a broken rocking chair.  We attached some molding we found in a barn to the front and topped it off with a cushion we found at a yard sale and finally, some pillows we made.

chickencoop

Repurpose

We enjoy taking items and making new uses for them.  The coffee table in the center started out as an old chicken coop.  Simply add some legs and a cool paint job, now it is a conversation piece.  Inside the coop, you can display your collection of “stuff” and still have a functioning table.  The paint and the coops are all available at Ringgold Feed & Seed Antiques.