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If you have a dresser or chest that has short legs on it you might try removing the legs for a low-slung, sleek look. For older pieces that have attached mirrors, unscrew them and re-hang them at an appropriate height. 

Need a desk?  Look around the house or an antique shop for a vintage "vanity dresser" and give it a new life as a handsome desk by removing the decorative "apron" in the center section to allow for knee room when sitting on a chair suited to the height of the piece.  If the wood is in good condition it may be worthwhile to strip and refinish it.  If not, visit your local paint store for some ideas and options on antiquing or painting the wood. 
If you have tables made of wood that get a lot of use you might want to protect the top with a heavy piece of glass cut to fit.  This also works well for a square flat ottoman to turn it into a coffee table on occasion. 
Feel the need for more occasional tables?  The attic or garage may be housing some unique possibilities, if you find an antique milk can you could top it with a piece of marble salvaged from a demolishing company or old wicker items can be rejuvenated into suitable and attractive tables.   Perhaps the tables you uncover could be useful without much work by just draping them with fabric remnants.  The fabric store remnant bin is also a good place to find accessories.  For example, pieces of quilted fabric can be easily made into throw pillows. 
With a little time and a bit of creativity your whole house can get a needed facelift giving everyone who lives there a new lift too!

posted on: 10/4/2011 12:00:00 PM by Judy Warmington
category: The Mental Side

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