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Repurpose: Old Guitars can still Rock!

To wrap up a week of guitar-related posts, here's a roundup of quirky ways to repurpose them (or parts of them!) 


Or if you want to get serious with lighting, see this Instructable

Give it a whole new look and use it as a shelf ... 

Works pretty well for cacti too

Or hang it on a wall and use it as a planter

Ok, not an actual guitar.  But I love this guitar-case bookshelf

And this one from the Junk Gypsy

Turned sideways, another great shelf!

Or how about a coffee table? Instructions here.

I did a (metaphorical) jig when I saw this project ... turning an old guitar into a speaker seems like a very respectful re-use to me!

Guitar heads become wall hooks. Not a DIY ... but looks infinitely do-able to me!

One image from a great roundup of steampunked guitars

I recently posted a round-up of quirky, urban-garden planters that included a beautiful image of a guitar as part of a rooftop garden. I love the way this guitar planter frames the porch/veranda ... and still looks very much like what it is!

Newspaper, book pages and sheet music can quickly turn an old guitar into a piece of art or a clock!

This incredible piece incorporates an actual acoustic guitar - you have to see all the other images of this beautiful Guitar Table with compartments

I cannot find the source for table on the right (one of the consequences of Pinterest), but I did find a great YouTube video with a full how-to for the table on the left. 

Starry starry nights .... this lamp is genius, right?  DIY here

More genius... it's a lamp and a wine rack. via

This gorgeous floor lamp isn't a DIY - but you can buy it here.

It's a dollhouse. Or rather, a masterpiece in miniature - not a DIY! For more images (because you know you want to see more), click here

Finally, recycle the strings by turning them into a centerpiece that you'll never need to throw out

2 comments on "Repurpose: Old Guitars can still Rock!"
  1. Hi Candice.

    Wow. Seeing my guitar with the title of the page in it did put a smile on my face. :)

    Nice to see that my guitar speaker has sparked some interest.

    I'll be posting a new upcycled gadget to my site some time next week.

    Feel free to have a look. I've upcycled and modified quite a bit.

    Kind regards


    1. Yay - so glad you came to take a look! I'll keep an eye on your site ... thanks for the link :)