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Cisangel

There is no shame in buying used furniture from a yard sale, Salvation Army,Good Will, etc. You can get very good buys if your objects don't have to be "new."

Shared by Cisangel on 8/15/08
springshine

And, I'll add that many older items can be given a fresh new look with paint or stain and new hardware.

Many of the home magazines have tips on remaking furniture for new uses. Get creative. Use an old armoire as a hutch in the kitchen, for instance.