Before & After: That Was a What?

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Here at Apartment Therapy, we can’t get enough of Before & Afters… it’s always exciting to see something salvaged from the garbage become something lovely and shiny and useful. We salute all you DIYers out there, but we have to say we’re especially impressed with the people who are able to see special potential in a piece — and turn it into something totally different and totally useful. From a dresser turned TV stand to a tire made into an ottoman, here are some of our favorite dramatic transformations of 2012.

Welcome to Apartment Therapy’s Best of 2012 roundup! From December 19 through January 1 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

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