Making Old Things New
by Suzanne Madron
Sometimes we hold onto things. Luckily, furniture can hold its own and be recycled and repurposed. That old beat-up coffee table? Totally salvageable. That old wooden table with the turned legs piled on the side of the street? New end table. For free. The beaten up antique at the yard sale going for $5? Negotiate and bring home a new heirloom for $4.
For this example, I’m using an old telephone table and an old coffee table. Both pieces were things one of my old landlords was getting rid of, so when I moved, I took them with me. Free antique furniture? Yes, please. Ready to make some furniture that goes beyond the plain old solid-painted re-hash…continue reading.