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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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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.


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.