By Kieran DiTullio
Brand-new furniture is a major investment -- something most of us are putting on the back burner these days. So we challenged ourselves to recycle dowdy, scuffed-up pieces that cost practically nothing. We scored the cabinet, side table, and dresser in the following slides on eBay, but yard sales and flea markets are also great places to find pieces with potential. Get inspired by our simple projects; it really is easy to give your old furniture a fun, modern facelift.