05/04/2015 02:42 EDT | Updated 05/04/2015 02:59 EDT

Upcycling: Turn Crappy Old Furniture Into Amazing Toys For Creative Play

Young House Love

Have your in-laws ever offered you some old night stands or a side table? Or maybe you saw a chair on the side of the road? Don't dismiss this stuff as junk. You may have a perfect candidate for upcycling. And with some imagination and elbow grease, your kids will have incredible toys for imaginative play.

For inspiration, check out these 16 examples of upcycling at its best (yes, that includes the play kitchen above)!

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