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13 Ways To Upcycle Furniture You Already Have

Looking to spice up a room without breaking the bank? Boy, have we got some projects for you. For more DIY inspiration, check out Ellen's Design Challenge on HGTV!

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4. Display your favorite snack tins in a unique way.

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Find yourself with a collection of snack tins you can't part with? Make them into a functional display as a floor lamp. Find the detailed steps here.

5. Make your wicker furniture more contemporary with some spray paint.

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Old wicker furniture is plentiful in antique shops and estate sales. Spice it up a little by spray-painting dull wicker chairs and tables a fun color. If you're a sewer, add a custom pillow seat to match other accents in the room.

6. Add some country charm to your fireplace.

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If you have a dated, dingy fireplace in your home, consider adding some bright white paneling to the front. Find the tutorial here.

7. Give a rug new purpose.

Some rugs were meant more for resting your feet instead of wiping. Spruce up an old ottoman by re-covering it with a flat-weave rug. Find the instructions here.

9. Rewire antique glass lamps into a modern chandelier.

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Swing that antique charm from a chandelier fashioned with a copper pipe. Learn the technique here.

10. Make a DIY desk with some old cabinets.

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Recycle old cabinets or dressers by putting a long piece of wood on top, creating a desk that's the perfect size for your space. Check out a tutorial here.

12. Make your coffee table a display case.

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This tutorial shows you how to use wood crates to turn your coffee table into the perfect place to display your favorite things.

13. Turn an old bureau into a chic kitchen island.

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Need a little more counter space in your kitchen? Don't buy an expensive new kitchen island! Try repurposing an old bedroom dresser with this tutorial.

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