Successful Switcheroos: 9 Fab Furniture Pieces That Used to Be Something Else Entirely

Successful Switcheroos: 9 Fab Furniture Pieces That Used to Be Something Else Entirely

Adrienne Breaux
Mar 10, 2015
(Image credit: A Place of My Taste)

Change is inevitable, as they say, but you don't always apply that idea to furniture. Usually what one piece starts its life as, it ends it that way. Not for these nine pieces. Originally created for one purpose, with a little stylish switcheroo DIY applied, these furniture pieces are now something else (awesome) entirely.

(Shown above) This isn't an expensive store bought wood credenza — this West Elm-inspired piece started life as a set of plain white IKEA cabinets! See more → Before & After: IKEA Cabinet Turned West Elm-Inspired Buffet.

(Image credit: Ashley Harding)

One of these industrial carts from a closed mill became an elegant and rustic living room furniture piece → Before & After: From Factory Floor to Living Room Decor.

(Image credit: Jason)

This beat-up dresser was headed to the trash until someone found a new purpose for it in their kitchen → Before & After: Discarded Dresser Becomes Clever Kitchen Counter.

(Image credit: Ewa)

How could this balustrade possibly be anything but what it is? See how it got transformed to a brilliant organizational idea → Before & After: From Balustrade to IKEA Built-In Storage.

(Image credit: IKEA)

Another great transformation of a plain white IKEA cabinet → Before & After: IKEA STUVA Cabinet Becomes Built-In Desk.

(Image credit: Kerry)

This old bed frame still has life in it, as a new kind of way to lounge! → Before & After: IKEA Bed Frame Turned Chaise.

(Image credit: Claire Boeshaar)

These in-need-of-sprucing side tables could have been used as nightstands like intended, but we like their new life instead. → Before & After: Campaign Nightstands Find New Purpose.

(Image credit: Jodi)

This old bed might have been found in pieces, but it's been transformed into a whole new awesome piece → Before & After: Twin Bed Goes from Sidewalk to Seating.

(Image credit: One Dog Woof)

We love how these crafty folks saw potential in this falling apart TV stand → Before & After: TV Stand Turned Play Kitchen.

Have you ever transformed a piece into something else entirely? Tell us how you did it!

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