New Years is all about new potential so it's fitting that as we say "goodbye" to 2013 and "hello there" 2014 we salute readers who saw new potential in old furniture. Not only did they have vision, they executed their plans beautifully. Here are ten favorites:

  1. Before & After: Brittan's Chair for the Generations
  2. Before & After: A Fresh Look for a $5 Thrift Store Dresser
  3. Before & After: Simple IKEA Wooden Bed Gets a Luxe Upholstered Look
  4. Before & After: Kid's Corner Gets a Mini (Mario!) Makeover
  5. Before & After: DIY Herringbone Dresser
  6. Before & After: A Rocking Chair for Mom
  7. Before & After: Obsolete Crib Makes a Fantastically Functional Set of Shelves
  8. Before & After: Rocking Chair Makeover for a New Generation
  9. Before & After: Boring IKEA Billy Bookshelf to Rad Reading Bench
  10. Before & After: Entertainment Center Turned Play Kitchen

Welcome to Apartment Therapy's Best of 2013 roundup! From December 21 through January 1 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.