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10 Ways To Transform Your Trashy Old Furniture Into Standout Pieces

By Jaymi Naciri via Realty Times

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We know. That antique sideboard or set of chairs you got after your grandma died is sentimental, but also completely clashy with every other piece of furniture you own, not to mention out of touch with your general sense of style.

Don't trash it or stash it. Beautify it with a coat or paint or some fresh new upholstery. You just might end up with a killer item that becomes the centerpiece of your space.

Here are 10 ways to transform those old pieces into something amazing:

1. Paint it black

A sad finish on a great, solid piece of furniture can bring it down. A coat of black paint can transform a dowdy old garage dweller into a showstopper you'll want to feature prominently in your home.

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2. Paint it white

White can transform a piece of furniture in multiple ways. Choose a chalky paint for a French country finish or gloss to make it modern. It can even turn an old Indonesian bench into a beachy spot for lounging.

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3. Paint it your favorite color

This antique blanket chest might not have stood out for the right reasons with its old mid-tone wood finish. But in dusty blue, it's getting attention for all the right reasons.

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4. Upholster it

Dated, dreary, torn, or worn fabric can hide the beauty of an antique piece. A curvy chair gets new life with a bright pop of floral upholstery and a surprising striped arm.

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5. Paint it a color you never considered

An antique bookcase gets new life with a bold splash of fuchsia.

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6. Stripe it

Racing stripes turn this solid piece into something special.

7. Stripe it in something other than black and white

A bold color choice, some horizontal stripes, and a little antiquing create a one-of-a-kind piece.

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8. Antique it even further

Take a piece that's a little beat up, and then take it a step further. A little sandpaper, a little wax, and you have a masterpiece.

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9. Have a little fun with it

Who says your dining room chairs have to be stodgy?

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10. Add an unexpected pattern to your unexpected color choices

What could be more fun than painting the Union Jack on your old dresser? Painting it in pink and orange!

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