15 of the Best DIY Projects to Revive Outdated Items

11. Tool Cleaner

Instead of buying new tools because yours are simply too rusty to use any longer, you can soak them in Coca-Cola or vinegar to remove most of the rust. A little car wax also helps to clean them up and remove grease and grime, not to mention shine them to look like new again.

12. Antique Jewelry Restoration

You can clean antique jewelry easily and safely and make it look nearly new again. Of course, you still want it to have that great antique look but you want to remove any tarnish that it may have. You can use a soft toothbrush and a bit of gentle dish soap to remove dirt and tarnish.

13. White Sneakers Whiter Than White

We’ve all been there before where our white shoes turn into black shoes. Instead of going out and buying a new pair, try this: mix paste of equal parts baking soda, white vinegar and hot water. Then, apply the paste to your shoes with a toothbrush. Next, leave them in the sunlight to dry. Once dry, just clap them together to remove the paste and your stains go with it.

14. Carpet Restore

Turn your old carpets new again with a simple mixture of vinegar and water. Not only does the vinegar mixture remove stains from food, pets and other dirt, it helps to bring the carpet back up so that it’s not worn down as badly, which can make it look like it needs to be replaced.

15. Wood Cleaner

Coffee tables? End tables? Mix olive oil and water with white vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray that furniture down and rub it clean with a soft rag. You’ll be surprised at the results. 

These 15 DIY projects are sure to revive your outdated items and make them look new again. They are easy to do and inexpensive, too. So, be sure to share these tips with all your friends and family. They’ll thank you later.

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