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    26 Clever Ways To Makeover All The Old Furniture In Your Home

    Including clever IKEA hacks, paint transformations, and impactful hardware additions.

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    1. Resurface the laminate countertop of a vanity or kitchen top with a granite-look paint kit that requires a little patience and a whole lot less $$$ than a granite estimate.

    2. Or, cover tabletops, drawer fronts, bookshelf backs, and other flat surfaces with marble contact paper for a ~luxurious~ refresh.

    3. Upcycle an old night stand into the cutest table/dog bed.

    View this video on YouTube

    Full instructions on Nifty here.

    Get an extra-deep dog bed from Amazon for $21.99.

    4. Give an old wicker bench a new life as something that looks like it costs $500 at Anthropologie. On sale.

    5. Toss a small faux-fur rug over an old chair or the back of a couch to give it a glam makeover.

    6. Make a piece of old laminate furniture look like a refurbished gem you paid way too much for on Etsy with a paint refresher.

    7. Screw on some casters to make a table or shelf mobile.

    8. Or, swap out table legs for ones that come with casters.

    9. Make a plain wooden stool a graphic focal point.

    10. Add a peel-and-stick chalkboard panel to make any surface writable for weekly menus, chores lists, and more.

    11. Weatherize metal furniture with anti-rust paint so your outdoor rooms can look as pretty as your indoor rooms.

    12. Turn a stool into a chic AF side table.

    13. Outfit drawers with custom drawer organizers to finally designate a place for your bits and tiny tools.

    14. Bump up the clearance below pieces of furniture with bed risers that — NEWS FLASH! — also work on things that are not beds so you can stash more stuff underneath.

    15. Liven up a sideboard with glam brass strips.

    16. Deck out the corners on a dresser with some artful brackets.

    17. Turn an old headboard into a cheery entryway bench so you can take full advantage of your front porch on warm nights.

    18. Make it a party on the inside by lining the back of a medicine cabinet with temporary wallpaper.

    19. Dress up a plain dresser with a nautical O'verlay.

    20. Swap drawer pulls for an instant high-end look.

    21. Breathe new life into a tired coffee table with this DIY reclaimed-wood project.

    22. Create a pop of color with shapely furniture legs made for IKEA furniture.

    23. Transform an ugly metal file cabinet into a cute craft supplies keeper with the help of some chalkboard paint.

    24. Transform some hand-me-downs into high-gloss accent chairs.

    25. Reinvent a plain upholstered chair with a sponged-on pattern

    26. Make an IKEA kitchen cart look like an heirloom piece with wine-crate drawer fronts.

    Now go use your tools as they were intended.