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She Brought Old Cinder Blocks Into Her Living Room. When I Saw Why? I’m Doing This!

Upcycling ideas are my favorite kinds of DIY projects.

Anytime I can transform something that has been taking up space in my garage into something new and useful, I am excited to give it a try. I’ve heard about creative ideas like repurposing old picture frames but I never thought that these old building materials could be so perfect for my next DIY project.

Leftover cinder blocks might seem like junk at first glance, but there are seemingly endless possibilities for upcycling them into something new. They can be repurposed to live inside or outside, in the bedroom or on the patio. And they add a great rustic flair to my home that will have all of my guests talking. I will definitely be trying several of these ideas right away!

Scroll through below to see these cool and creative ideas, and let us know your favorites in the comments.

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Turn your cinder blocks into a beautiful, new outdoor staircase.

creative uses for cinder blocks stairsThe Figure 5

Create a cool entertainment center, complete with plenty of storage.

creative uses for cinder blocks tv standParka Avenue

Make yourself an outdoor patio bench.

creative uses for cinder blocks benchDecoist

Create an elaborate backyard garden.

creative uses for cinder blocks gardenThe Sacramento Rose

Use three blocks to make a bedside table.

creative uses for cinder blocks night tableDwell

Rest your mattress on cinder blocks for support and under-bed storage.

creative uses for cinder blocks bed storageDesign Tripper

Invite friends over to barbecue in a new fire pit.

creative uses for cinder blocks fire pitMust Add Fabric Softener

Spruce up the backyard even more with colorful benches to accompany your fire pit.

creative uses for cinder blocks firepit seatingIt’s Sunny In My Soul

You can create a futon with storage cubbies for shoes.

creative uses for cinder blocks futonClaudio Paguiar

Make a book shelf with plenty of room for decorations.

creative uses for cinder blocks book shelfNew Zealand Design Blog

Build yourself a backyard wall, complete with vertical planters.

creative uses for cinder blocks vertical planterThe Info Mine

Or include planters as part of your outdoor bar construction.

creative uses for cinder blocks planter and barDesign Sponge

Plant your favorite flowers in a pyramid cinder block garden.

creative uses for cinder blocks vertical gardenNewslinq

Create a whole outdoor buffet for patio barbecues.

creative uses for cinder blocks outdoor patioBetter Homes And Gardens

Make yourself ample seating for any summer party.

creative uses for cinder blocks bench areaIspaci

Create unique outdoor lighting for evenings in the backyard.

creative uses for cinder blocks outdoor candlesNewslinq

Build a complete cinder block furniture set with armchairs and a couch.

creative uses for cinder blocks furniture setDecas Realty

Which of these projects do you want for your own home? Let us know in the comments.

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