Are you looking for some ideas for ways to repurpose a rustic bookcase? We’ve got you covered! One of the great things about rustic furniture is its versatility and ability to blend well with almost any decorative style. Rustic furniture is also durable and made to last, so if you’re looking for a unique way to add rustic furniture into your home, consider using an old rustic bookcase in a new way!
Here are 10 ways to repurpose a rustic bookcase:
One of the top ways to repurpose a rustic bookcase is to convert it into a patio bar table.
A rustic bookcase can become an interesting and useful piece of patio furniture for entertaining and happy hour get-togethers or casual evening cocktails on your own. The shelving area can be used to house your liquor/wine/beer selections, glassware, cocktail accessories, and other necessities you want easily accessible. If desired, attach a larger tabletop to increase the surface area for drinks, an ice bucket, and snacks. Add a couple of chairs and you’ve got an interesting, rustic centerpiece for happy hour that’s functional and looks great! It might even be a conversation starter, too.
If you want to keep things indoors, another way to repurpose a rustic bookcase is to use it as a bar cabinet or wine rack.
When used as a way to store your liquor and/or wine, a rustic bookcase will make a handsome addition to wherever you pour cocktails in your home. The aged wood pairs well with the aged wines and liquors, enhancing the visual element of any cocktail hour with friends or alone with a loved one.
Need more shelving in your bedroom but don’t have the space? You can repurpose a rustic bookcase to create headboard shelving above your bed. When supported on top of a base at the desired height, you can create extra shelving above your bed for books, lighting, knick-knacks, a cup of tea, or a place to charge your phone. This DIY trick can turn a simple bed into a rustic centerpiece of bedroom furniture for your room, warming up the space and adding a little charm.
Another great way to repurpose a rustic bookcase that’s a little smaller is to convert it into a coffee table with storage for extra blankets, pillows, etc. When laid down on its side, the shelving turns into organized storage spaces. Add whatever tabletop material you want to enhance your decor, and voila! You have a functional and attractive coffee table for your living room. You can even add wheels on the bottom to make it even easier to move around.
Do you have the itch to start a garden but don’t have much yard space? You can repurpose a rustic bookcase to create a container garden in your backyard or on your patio! Simply lay the bookcase flat on its side, fill it with your preferred planter’s dirt medium, and you have a perfect container already sectioned off and ready to plant neat little rows of your favorite vegetables or flowers.
Are you looking for a fun project to do with your kids or a way to surprise them? Repurpose a rustic bookcase into the elaborate dollhouse of your kids’ dreams!
This is an easy and fun project to do with your kids or as a magical surprise. Either a bookcase with shelving in cubes or in the traditional bookshelf style will work great, as they are already built ready for creating different rooms and levels for the dollhouse. Add some wallpapering, miniature furniture, dolls, etc. to create an imaginative space to play. This is a great way for you and your kids to get creative together. It could even be a progressive project you add to and work on together over time.
A kitchen island can be one of the most functional additions to your kitchen space. If you don’t have one, you need one! But if you don’t want to go shopping for furniture, you can repurpose a rustic bookcase to do the job. If your rustic bookcase is the appropriate size and isn’t getting much use where it is, it will make a great kitchen island area with built-in storage for cookbooks, extra pots and pans, pet food, etc. And the warm rustic style always looks great in a kitchen, because the kitchen is the center of warmth in almost any home.
Not all kitchens come with enough cabinet storage space. If that’s the case, apart from creating a kitchen island as mentioned above, you can repurpose a rustic bookcase by using it as extra kitchen storage or pantry space. The rustic element will look great in your kitchen, and the more things you can keep off your countertops the tidier your kitchen will feel.
Similar to the pantry/kitchen storage mentioned above, you can also repurpose a rustic bookcase into added storage for your bathroom. If your home doesn’t have a built-in linen closet, make one yourself! By using a rustic bookcase in or near the bathroom, you can use it to store linens, towels, toiletries, and extra supplies in a way that’s organized and attractive.
If you’re looking for a unique way to repurpose a rustic bookcase, they can sometimes make great nursery closets. Make the shelving work for you by adding a rod to hang the little one’s outfits, add baskets to help organize supplies, etc. There’s something special and timeless about the aged piece of furniture that’s seen its years being used in a room designated for new life.
Are you wanting to repurpose a rustic bookcase in your home into something unique? Come visit Rustic Rarehouse and see what we have in store for you! Or shop some of our inventory online. If you have any questions, give us a call today to see how we can help!
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