Garage Sale, Thrift Stores, Yard Sales and Craig's List Stuff
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Make Minor Alterations If using an antique or vintage buffet or dresser to house TV components, simply remove a few drawers to slide in a game console or cable box. Drill a hole in the back to run cords through and provide ventilation. Closed storage is great for concealing remotes, movies, cables and games.
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Shop for Storage With an Open Mind Don't look at furniture strictly for how it's meant to be used; rather, think about how it could be used. Dressers and buffets make great stands for flat-screen TVs or stylish storage for toys and games. Wardrobes can also stand in for storage of books, movies, and extra throws and pillows.
Love the sideboard
The coffee table can be one of the most versatile pieces in a living room. Think beyond the traditional and look for something unexpected. A higher table can be a great place to pull up a couple of chairs for a game of cards, an old steamer trunk provides great storage and loads of charm, and an industrial cart is a great conversation piece and can be wheeled around and used where needed.
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Pretty and Practical -- For slightly awkward or unused areas in a corner, under a window or a space that transitions into another room, look for a petite secretary to use for paying bills, kids' homework assignments or working on a laptop. Small chest of drawers or dropleaf tables are also great multi-functional pieces that don't take up too much space.
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