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Imagine a bright pink or bold blue piece in an otherwise understated room.

Or, if a soft, vintage look is more your style, opt for pale aqua or yellow with a shabby, timeworn finish.

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Then I just pried off the quarter-round and the baseboard.

With both the back and side baseboard removed, I excitedly pushed the piece back into the corner…

It's easy to find old dressers for sale at flea markets, yards sales, thrift stores, and consignment shops.

Taller chests of drawers are usually available too.

To do this project, paint the cabinet or vanity a solid color, add trim around the edges of the door fronts, then attach the plywood his-and-hers silhouettes with liquid bonding adhesive.

Design by Brian Patrick Flynn The high-gloss, bright-pink finish makes this piece a showstopper.

Occasionally you'll get lucky and find one in perfect condition (with a finish you like), but that's the exception rather than the rule. Refinishing is an option, but sometimes the wood isn't good enough — and sometimes you just want a different look.

That doesn't mean you shouldn't buy the piece.

Design by Funky Junk Interiors This project is perfect for an old dresser that is missing drawers or cabinet doors.

Just add a fun paint color and use the exposed space for game storage or a book shelf. Add a graphic punch to a console or end table with a couple of silhouette cut-outs.

Design by Brian Patrick Flynn An old door found in a junk pile was paired with a metal gate then brightened up with a mist of white spray paint.

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