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9 creative — and cheap — ways to upcycle your old furniture

As the Content Editor for Porch.com, Mady writes about interior design and decorating, home remodeling, and loves scouring Pinterest for the best DIY projects. You can find her work on ForbesLife, PopSugar, Huffington Post, Money, Seattl...

Gorgeous furniture makeovers you won't believe you can do yourself

Dress up an old dresser or give a vintage chair a new look with a few fresh coats of paint, new knobs and fun fabric! Instead of buying overpriced furniture, reuse and recycle old items to create pieces of furniture that you’ll love. From bright and bold desks to distressed farmhouse-style nightstands, here are a few of our favorite furniture makeovers from the blogger community at Porch.com.

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1. Pretty purple desk

Gorgeous furniture makeovers you won't believe you can do yourself
Image: Brepurposed

An antique sewing table was given a completely new look with purple paint, gold accents, knobs and floral watercolor paper.

2. Chalk-painted dining chairs

Gorgeous furniture makeovers you won't believe you can do yourself
Image: Home Stories A to Z

These thrift store finds were transformed into stunning dining room chairs for less than $50! Find out how to get the high-end look for less with this thrift store transformation tutorial.

3. Industrial dresser

Gorgeous furniture makeovers you won't believe you can do yourself
Image: Prodigal Pieces

Vintage-turned-industrial, this DIY furniture makeover involved paint, stencils, new hardware and a lot of sanding.

4. Gray-painted hutch

Gorgeous furniture makeovers you won't believe you can do yourself
Image: Mignois Home

This damaged hutch was in need of a major face-lift. With a few repairs and a couple coats of paint, this restored piece looks brand new!

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5. Chipped paint nightstand

Gorgeous furniture makeovers you won't believe you can do yourself
Image: Simply Designing

Brighten up a solid wood nightstand with colorful paint. This DIY furniture makeover added new hardware and used sandpaper to create a distressed look.

6. Upholstered cane chair

Gorgeous furniture makeovers you won't believe you can do yourself
Image: Rain on a Tin Roof via Craft-o-Maniac

From drab to fab, this upholstery project transformed a vintage cane chair into a pretty patterned statement piece.

7. Simple chest of drawers

Gorgeous furniture makeovers you won't believe you can do yourself
Image: My Creative Days

This worn-down desk was repurposed into a white chest of drawers for only $2.50!

8. Funky farmhouse chair

Gorgeous furniture makeovers you won't believe you can do yourself
Image: Design, Dining, Diapers

Painted upholstery, new fabric and black nail trim accents completed this trash-to-treasure DIY project. Check out the full list of materials for this furniture makeover to make your own.

9. Kitchen island

Gorgeous furniture makeovers you won't believe you can do yourself
Image: Sawdust to Stiches

You would never believe that this functional kitchen island started as a $5 cabinet found at a garage sale. To get inspired, take a look at the entire step-by-step guide for how this kitchen island was created.

Have you upcycled any of your old furniture? Share your tips and tricks for furniture makeovers in the comments below.

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