Your low-impact home makeover

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28 DIY salvage makeovers

Transform castoffs into cool accessories for home and garden

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After: bedroom vanity
Thomas J. Story

After: bedroom vanity

How we did it:  We used sandpaper to lightly rough up the white surfaces, wiped the desk clean with a damp cloth, and applied a light coat of white paint (2-oz. sample jar).

Time: 1 hour, plus dry time

Cost: $4 for paint (framed mirror $149; westelm.com)

Try this: To up the girly factor, add a curtain in the kneehole using
a tension rod.

 

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