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15 Things That Got A Second Life As Furniture

Fun furniture can be made out of some interesting things. Watch Ellen's Design Challenge on HGTV to see six furniture designers get creative.

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4. These wooden palettes, which somehow were not already outdoor furniture.

We fail as a society when we don't realize the potential of palettes to be benches. Eleanor Roosevelt said that.

6. These paper bales, which are now a great place to rest your weary feet and haunches.

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They're also great for when you need to write down a quick note.

15. And last but not least, this cardboard that got a modern, minimalist makeover.

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Imagine how absorbent this furniture set would be! Spill away, small children and normal-sized adults.

Watch Ellen's Design Challenge on HGTV to see designers create inventive furniture pieces and compete for a shot at their dream.

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