On The Twelfth Day Of Christmas The Drummers Were Drumming

…but did you know there’s more than just one way to use a drum kit?

We’ve found (you guessed it) 12 different and creative ways to use drum kits in and around your home.

And you don’t need to be a talented drummer or a DIY wizard to be able to make them.

We think this is not only just a great way to get your money’s worth out of unwanted instruments, but a great way to decorate your home as well, especially if you’re looking for something a little bit different.
 

So drum roll please...


....for drum kit transformation number 1.

1. Drum Kit to Book Shelves


We’re pretty sure most parents with a budding drummer in the family might well have wished their child had chosen a slightly quieter pass time. So maybe you can persuade them to study more drum theory instead by repurposing their drum kit in to awesome bookshelves like these: 



Source: Little Piece Of Me
 

2. Drum Kit to Drum Chair and Matching Ottoman?


Yes, someone really has managed to create a chair and foot rest from the humble drum kit. 



Source: Josh Allsopp, Eco Designed Drum Furniture
 

3. Glittering Drum Kit to Sophisticated Chandelier


Girls have always liked musicians but we’re pretty sure they’d be even more impressed with a musician who’s also an awesome interior designer and this drum kit chandelier definitely says both. 



Source: The Meta Picture
 

4. Drum Kit to Drum Table


As Upcycle That (the makers of this drum table) rightly point out, the cool factor alone is one reason to bring a drum table into your home but wait, it gets even better because this drum table lights up as well!



Source (and instructions to make it): Up Cycle That
 

5. Drum Kit to Christmas Tree


This is one of the best alternative Christmas trees we’ve seen. Especially with the tambourine tree topper to complete the look. On a serious note though, if space is an issue and getting in a full size Christmas tree is going to make manoeuvring really hard, then creating a tree out of something you already have taking up space is a brilliant idea.



Source: Apartment Therapy
 

6. Snare Drum to Wall Clock


Although now sold, this snare drum clock was made by Let’s Get This Over With, a maker listed on Etsy. The shallower depth of the snare drum lends itself really well to being upcycled into a wall clock and actually, it’s not that complicated to do either. All you need to a basic clock mechanism, a screw driver and a snare drum.



Source: Etsy
 

7. Drum Kit to Pet Bed


We’ve all seen pillows stuffed into bass drums in the hope of successfully muffling sound, but one thing’s certain, while the art of muffling sound may be a lot more complex than that; the art of creating a cosy pet bed is pretty much that simple. We found this example on the “Upcycled Snares” Facebook page and we think it’s brilliant. 



Source: Upcycled Snares Facebook Page
 

8. Drum Kit to Wine Rack


Wine and music go so well together, that this has to be the perfect way to enjoy both.
 


Source: Upcycled Snares Facebook Page
 

9. Drum Kit to Garden Planters


This set of drums were artfully repurposed to become ‘loud planters’.



Source: Poetic Home
 

10. Drum Kit to Bathroom…


This has to be one of the most adventurous ways we’ve come across to reuse a drum kit, but it is certainly one of the best as well. Sadly, very little is known about this drum kit bathroom and who made it, so for now all we can do is share the picture with you and hope that’s enough for you to go on, should you wish to try it at home. 



Source: Sick Drummer Magazine's Facebook Page
 

11. Drum Kit to Letter Box


We shall never again think of the humble letter box as a purely functional household item, after seeing this fun version on Lush Home. 



Source: Lush Home
 

12. Drum Kit to Children’s Storage


Last but by no means least, our final upcycled drum kit is an award winner. The seven piece set won the Gumtree #UpCycleRevolution blogger contest held in London this year and it would be perfect for your little drummer’s bedroom or a playroom.



Source: Instructables

So, the next time you’re cajoled into buying a drum kit at Christmas, just remember, one day it could make a fantastic piece of furniture as well. 
 

Publish date: 11/11/2016