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Many homeowners use procedures to distress their furniture. When a furniture piece has a vintage look, it has more character. Although there are stores that sell vintage furniture...

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Extreme Room Makeover

Extreme Room Makeover

Admit it, ever since you pasted the fluffy bunny wallpaper in your child's nursery, you've been coveting that extra room in your house. Well, the friendly animals are long gone—and so are the piles of dirty clothes and emo rock posters that replaced them years later. Time to jump in and create your own space! Of course, you might want to wait until junior is home on break so he or she can help you organize and store all old stuff.

Do you desperately need a home office to keep bills from cluttering the bedroom? Or perhaps you want a room to use for indulging in your favorite hobby. There are ways to transform a guest room into your own personal sanctuary when it’s not full of… well, guests. A sofa bed or futon as the room's centerpiece is a great item of furniture that can be converted easily from couch to bed for those “just happened to be in the neighborhood” visitors.

Do you have any special plans or suggestions for fixing up newly-available space? [San Francisco Chronicle]

Posted: 5/29/08