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How to transform your broken appliances into something really awesome!

As the old saying goes, ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!’

At eSpares, we’re all about helping people repair their appliances rather than replacing, but we do understand repairing may not always be an option. So, instead of getting rid of your broken appliance, why not turn it into something brand new!

We found some super savvy bloggers who refused to accept that their old appliances no longer had a use and turned them into something really awesome!

So before you think about sending your appliances to landfill, take a look at what you could create…

From Broken Fridge to Useful Drinks Cooler!

Outside Drinks Cooler Made From Broken Fridge
Credit: Instructables

If there’s no going back for your fridge, why not turn it into a handy outdoor drinks cooler! Perfect for parties, BBQ’s and other outdoor activities, the cooler brings a stylish vibe to your outdoors. You can create two separate sections for the bigger events and use the base to make and prepare food. If you’re really out to impress why not create your very own specials board for the front!

Here’s how!

From Broken Coffee Machine to a Funky Planter Pot

Planter Pot Made Using Coffee Machine Glass Jar
Credit: A Charming Project

It’s a sad time when your coffee machine breaks, but it doesn’t have to be goodbye! Bring some life back into it and create your very own stylish planter pot. All you need to do is layer the bottom with sand, rocks and moss, decorate with colourful shells and plants. Welcome your new unique and quirky decoration!

Here’s how!

From Broken Washing Machine to Stylish Footstool

Footstool With Cushion Made From Washer Drum
Credit: The Fairy Tale Pretty Picture 

Add some extra comfort to your home without splashing out by turn your broken washing machine drum into a footstool! It’s super easy to do and you can decorate it however you like. Plus it makes for a great home storage solution!

Here’s how!

From Broken Fridge Freezer to Life Organiser!

Open Broken Fridge With Folded Clothes And Photos On Door
Credit Little Piece Of Me

If you’re running out of storage space and your fridge freezer has broken, why not turn it into your very own personal area! Use the shelves to separate items and personalise it with photos and decorations. The ‘Little Piece Of Me’ blog has some great ideas for uses such as a wardrobe, bookshelf and many more!

Check it out!

From Useless Fridge Coils to Cool Home Décor

Picture Frames Hung On Fridge Coils On Wall
Credit: Four Corners Design

Another way to re-use your broken fridge is to mount the coil on the wall and use it as a stylish backdrop for artwork and photos! This great idea from ‘Four Corners Design’ is guaranteed to create an arsty feel in your home without spending a penny! Your friends will be shocked when you reveal what it is!

Here’s How!

From Broken Blender to Decadent Mood Lighting

Lit Up Blender With Bulb Inside
Credit: Instructables

If you’re no longer able to use your blender, whip up some creative lighting instead! This genius idea is a great way to recycle your broken appliance and add a cool, modern twist to your home or office. It’s simple to do and is sure to impress your guests.

Here’s how!

From Broken TV to Vintage Mini Bar

Old Fashioned TV With Drink Bottles Inside
Credit: imgur

If you have a vintage style television that’s recently given up on you or has been tucked away in the loft, give it a new lease of life by turning it into a chic mini bar! It’s not only a great place to hold your stash but it gives a quirky, vintage look to your home. Just be sure to read the safety instructions before you begin.

Here’s how!

If this has inspired your inner creativity, give it a try! Or, if you have any other ideas or anything you’ve recycled into something new, let us know in the comments below or post a photo on our Facebook page!


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