Rescued, Rehabbed and Resold Furniture

The editors at HGTV Magazine bought these items for a steal, gave them new life and put them back on the market. See how they fared and how you, too, can transform any piece.

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Thomas Liggett

The Before

This piece was in pretty good shape, except it had some stubborn old stickers on a drawer. Goo Gone was used to remove them, and any nicks were concealed with a wood conditioner (both available at hardware stores). To play up the desk’s midcentury-modern style, the drawer fronts were painted lemon and lime, and satin nickel pulls were added. Original price: $20

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