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"Trash to Treasure" Furniture Makeovers

View a few transformations that are eco-friendly, affordable and give you a unique piece for your home. Sounds perfect to me!

I am always amazed at what can be done to discarded furniture to make it sing. I love the idea of reusing cast-off furnishings to create a one-of-a-kind piece for your home. It’s recycling, it allows you to have a completely custom piece and it’s usually pretty darn affordable! Here are a few projects from Better Homes and Gardens that would give any room a “wow” factor. Which one is your favorite? I can’t get over the media cabinet makeover myself. Hmm….

The media cart shown can be found in any Salvation Army or Goodwill country-wide. C’mon, you probably had one in your house growing up! I bet you never imagined it could look so good. Read all about this transformation here.

Benches like the one shown are also pretty common to see at consignment shops, yard sales or flea markets. What a wonderful transformation, don’t you agree? Check out the process here.

Bookcases are another item that I see discarded at a high rate. Why not pick one up and transform it into something new and exciting like the photos shared here? Follow these easy steps to create this piece.

The dresser transformation is just as amazing as the media cart project. I know I have walked by this dresser a dozen times at our local or Goodwill. Maybe next time I’ll bring it home with me…here are the details. Lovely, right?

Which project is your favorite “trash to treasure?” How would you customize the projects shown to make them your own?

Happy decorating!

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