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35 Awesome Ways To Give New Life To Old Furniture

Whether you're starting with a thrift store find or something you've had lying around for years, there are limitless makeover possibilities.

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1. Dry Eraser Drawers

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Use dry eraser paint to turn an old set of drawers into an ever-changing work of art. For once it's OK to write on the furniture. Check out this tutorial for the details.

4. Modernized Queen Anne Settee

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Transform a settee with striped fabric, a fresh coat of paint, and diamante buttons for glitz. This blogger recounts how she transformed an outdated piece into something fab.

5. Upholstered Coffee Table

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Turn an old coffee table into an ottoman hybrid using a fresh coat of paint and colorful cushions. This post has all the details. You could also buy cushions if sewing isn't your thing.

7. Campaign Desk Revival

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A dingy old campaign desk (purchased for $30 from Salvation Army) becomes a bright and cheerful office centerpiece with a good polish and fresh coat of pink paint, as done by this blogger.

9. Reclaimed Wooden Headboard

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This post reveals the wonders of Stikwood, reclaimed wood with adhesive on the back, which makes this DIY project easy to accomplish with zero carpentry skills.

13. Pastel Spray Painted Chairs

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Make old metal chairs cute enough for your dinner guests with nothing more than a cheerfully colored coat of spray paint. Don't forget primer! This blogger shares how she did it.

15. Recovered Mid-Century Burke Chair

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A simple white burke chair becomes a colorful statement piece when reupholstered with striped fabric from a National Parks blanket. Check out this post for the details on how it was done.

20. Leather Sling Sofa

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This one's not for the carpentry novice. But if you're comfortable building a wooden frame and skinning an old couch (yes, you read that right), you can make a truly unique leather sling sofa like this blogger did.

31. Faux Marble Tabletop

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Real marble will cost you a pretty penny, but marbled contact paper will give you a snazzy look for cheap. Not exactly spill-proof, but you could cover the final result with a layer of glass or clear plastic, or just keep covering the table with different patterns over time. This blogger had the idea.

34. Dip Dye Chair

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You don't have to go overboard with a paint job to create a new look. Just painting the tips of chair legs like this blogger does wonders. You could do the same for a stool or table.

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