Who among us hasn't dragged home a $5 garage sale chair or a battered bookshelf left on the curb, convinced that we could make something out of it? Whether by painstakingly restoring it to its former glory or by giving it a major makeover, we just know something special is lurking beneath the cobwebs, scratches, or worse. Here are 10 of our favorite furniture transformations from the past year that will help keep your upcycling optimism alive...
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Get the Details → Before & After: Chalk This Pretty Chair Up to Chalk Paint
Read About This Great Update → Before & After: Rock-a-Bye Vintage Rocking Chair
Behold, the Power of Paint Part → Before & After: From '70s Clunker to Classy Credenza
This One is Delightful → Before & After: A Thrifty & Whimsical Bookshelf Makeover
A Knoll Saarinen is Reborn → Before & After: A Discarded Designer Chair
Vintage Blankets to the Rescue → Before & After: A Chaise Gets Updated With Not One, Not Two, But Three New Textiles
Explore this Cross-Stitch Magic → Before & After: A Bright & Funky Rocking Chair
School Salvage → Before & After: A Cabinet is Saved by the Bell
That's Homemade Rope → Before & After: A Vintage Saucer Chair's Low Cost DIY Salvation