How to repurpose some hardwood floor planks?

I recently renovated an apartment, had hardwood floors installed and saved the extras, I want to use them making something useful, etc. night stand, bookcase, something useful. The wood was very expensive and I hate wasting money!
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  • Shira Shira on May 28, 2015
    @Funnygirl, do you have any ideas for Rose?
  • Susan Bechamp Susan Bechamp on May 29, 2015
    You could accent a headboard by paneling the wall directly behind it right up to the ceiling,Trim the border with molding, Add wall scones on either side, Frame a wall mounted full length mirror with one or more layers of hardwood for a dramatic impact.If the mirror is old, distress the hardwood to complement it. Instead of the traditional ceiling medallion surrounding a chandelier, try a square of hardwood sized the same scale. If you have any skill with a Dremel, carve a design into the wood and bring out the details with stain, paint or glazing. If I think of more , I'll post them.
  • Funnygirl Funnygirl on May 29, 2015
    Good morning, thanks for your request.I think Susan has a great idea.we all have a small odd wall that would be great with wood planks accenting it. I do not think they even need to be exact.I would use screws to at attach them to the wall.I think they would look nice stained dark as a contrast to light walls
  • Rose Rose on May 29, 2015
    Susan, my bed is a four post frame, it would update take away from my bedroom set, not to meantion that my room is small. But, thanks for the idea! Still searching for ideas!
  • Caroline Caroline on May 30, 2015
    Would make a nice table top. Buy ready-made legs. I have even seen bathroom counters and island tops made from flooring! Frames, if you have the skills. If you have enough you could use them as wainscoting (turn them vertically) in a small bath or hallway.
  • Laura Laura on May 30, 2015
    Search on this site or google "Pallet Wood" and you will find a ton of ideas. Anything you can do with old pallet wood, you can do with leftover hardwood flooring. (Without the added hassle of having to take apart the pallet first!) There are tons of cute tables, benches, small dΓ©cor items, etc.
  • Rose Rose on May 30, 2015
    Thanks, ladies, table top sounds good, lol, now I'm on a hunt to find 4 legs. I'll also Google for my re ideas. I appreciate all of your ideas, ladies, have a great weekend! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»