I may have gasped a bit when I saw this sideboard buffet. The lines on this piece are so lovely. The top was a little beat up in places. With the exception of some repairs, I'd leave this one as-is!
This etagere needs some love. Sanded and painted a bold black, perhaps? It could showcase a collection of milkglass or brightly painted ceramics.
Here's a pretty, classic side table. Love a drop-leaf!
This piece would be awesome in a craft room with someone's yarn stash in the slanted storage area and a basket or bin of craft supplies on the bottom shelf. Or you could store kids' DVDs in the slanted area and use it as a media piece in a playroom.
I couldn't get this trunk to open, but holy storage space, Batman! What a fantastic find to hold Legos, bins of superhero stuff, or GI Joes in a boy's room. Great for blankets, linens, etc, elsewhere.
Here's someone who is begging to be transformed into a media console. Not a fan of the oddly textured fabricy stuff behind the panels, but that could be fixed. Would be so pretty in a light gray.
I spotted a bunch of cabinets and armoires that are orphans waiting for someone to adopt them and dress them up in pretty colors.
I think I'd refinish this guy rather than painting...such a pretty antique!
And I can see these chairs being recovered to give this dining set a completely updated new look:
Isn't it fun to imagine the possibilities? I think you can really grow your creative skills when you have to envision new ways to use or transform secondhand pieces vs. just buying from a showroom and placing it in your home.
Which piece was your favorite?
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