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How to decorate with secondhand finds

L.A. designer Kelly LaPlante shows how to give salvaged materials stylish new purpose

Red dining table
Photography by Thomas J. Story; styling by Miranda Jones


The dining table was brown and had belonged to a client. “They were going to throw it away,” says LaPlante, who saw potential in its curves.

After being revived with a punch of bold red low-VOC paint (try shiny-finish Sophia by Bungaloo, mybungaloo.com), it’s the star of her dining area.



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