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How to Turn Old Furniture Into Something New

There’s no need to throw away old furniture! With a little time and creativity, you can breathe new life into old items and create a beautifully functional office space. We’ve put together some ideas to help inspire you to find new purposes for items that you might have considered throwing away or are taking up space in your garage.

Give Your Bookcase a Makeover

Bookcases are infinitely useful. If you have more than you need in one area of your home, you can give it a makeover with a fresh coat of paint and relocate it to another room that needs a storage solution. A bookshelf is a great place to store things in a bathroom that lacks cabinets or a pantry that needs more shelving.

Transform an Old Bookcase Into an Under-The-Bed Storage Space

If you don’t have another room that needs a storage solution, you can use an old bookcase to store things neatly and out of sight under a bed. Paint the bookshelf your favorite color, lay it on its back, and add some knobs to the front, and wheels to the back to allow you to roll it under a bed and store things between the shelves.

Use Old Dresser Drawers as Decorative Shelves

If you have an old dresser that’s seen better days, you can still use the drawers! Simply cut them to your desired depth, paint them whatever color you like, and replace the knobs with something pretty. Then you can mount them vertically on a wall and use them to store things like books, office supplies, or decorative items.

Reupholster Your Worn-Out Office Chair

This might seem intimidating, but there are a variety of chair reupholstering tutorials on YouTube. It’s not as difficult as it looks, and a fun new patterned fabric can make your old chair look brand-new again.

Paint Some Mason Jars to Store Messy Items

Sometimes the simplest do-it-yourself projects can be the most satisfying. Mason jars are inexpensive and easy to obtain. Simply paint them in colors to complement your office space ― maybe add a ribbon or faux flower ― and use them to store the clutter that tends to accumulate on your desk.

Turn Tired Bedside Table into a Printer Stand

Just remove the top drawer (or two), add a fresh coat of paint, and voila! You have a new functional space to store your printer, spare ink, and paper supplies. For bonus points, add wheels to make your new printer storage solution mobile.

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For more than 25 years, PVI has offered top-quality, economically priced office furniture and design services to Maryland, DC & Northern Virginia shoppers. They are the largest new and used office furniture showroom and warehouse in Maryland. Their team of design experts offers office furniture solutions and comprehensive office space planning, as well as in-house delivery and installation.

If you’re looking for high-quality used furniture for your next DIY project, contact PVI at (301) 694-7162 today. 

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