Your typical wicker bench

With a new paint job and some pillows, this can become your new favorite porch seat. Get tutorial here

An old wooden cart or stand

With a bit of paint and some hooks, this became an amazing grill cart. Get tutorial here

A clunky outdated lamp

With some white spray paint and new lamp shades, these old lamps got a total facelift. Get tutorial here

A broken antique chair that’s had better days

With some refinishing and a bit of fabric you can get a stunning arm chair. Get tutorial here

A damaged piece of furniture

This night table just needed a new paint job for it to fit perfectly in this bedroom. Get tutorial here

A once-tacky metal stool

Some metallic paint and a white top transformed this into a chic accent table. Get tutorial here

Old suitcases and other dusty storage finds

While separately they don’t go anywhere, a few stacked together make beautiful vintage decor. Get tutorial here

Empty wine and whisky bottles

They’re super fun to decorate and, when covered in twine or wicker, add texture to any room. Get tutorial here

A regular unhinged door

With some creativity, this blogger turned this door into an elegant coat hanger. Get tutorial here

That basic time-worn ladder

Painted ladders are perfect for bookshelves or towel racks. Get tutorial here

Plastic wall sconces that don’t fit anywhere

This blogger painted it black and used the design for added decor. Get tutorial here

Old, beaten up books

Recycle these into amazing wall decor that will catch your eye every time you walk in. Get tutorial here

Single, mismatched plates

Repaint them and hang as a unique wall art. Get tutorial here