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How to Give Old Furniture New Life — No DIY Required!

Shocker: You can refresh vintage pieces without a single DIY, and HGTV Magazine is here to show you how.

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October 03, 2019

Photo By: Cory Dawson/Studio D

Photo By: Cory Dawson/Studio D

Photo By: Cory Dawson/Studio D

Photo By: Cory Dawson/Studio D

Photo By: Cory Dawson/Studio D

Photo By: Cory Dawson/Studio D

Photo By: Cory Dawson/Studio D

An Old Console Table Before

A console table only a great aunt could love, until now.

An Old Console Table Brought to Life

The best way to make an ornate heirloom not stodgy: Bring in finds with modern shapes and textures, like this funky mirror, geo lamp and mixed-materials chair. Boom! That ancient table is entryway-worthy.

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An Old Side Chair Before

Avocado green: great on toast, but...help!

An Old Side Chair Brought to Life

Next to a slew of punchy pinks, the chair’s original green velvet looks fresh and fun. (Pillows and a rug alone can do the trick if you’re not in the market for a new sofa.) Black-and-white accents add polish but let the colors do their thing.

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An Old Dining Table Before

Could stained mahogany and brass-capped feet look good in this century? Drumroll, please.

An Old Dining Table Brought to Life

Surrounding a hand-me-down table with molded plastic chairs is an instant updater — and a lot less pricey than a new dining set. A vivid wall color (this is Cactus by ), graphic stick-on floor tiles and a multi-globe pendant also take it from formal to fab.

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An Old Nightstand

A French provincial–style nightstand doesn’t have to be a goner — it’s all about what you pair it with.

An Old Nightstand Brought to Life

Place an antique, yellowish cream nightstand against an accent wall of giant blue blooms and suddenly it all feels of-the-moment. Navy headboards create more chic contrast so nothing looks matchy-matchy. The cherry on top: a lamp in a spunky hue.

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