Gallery: 6 Places You Can Find Trash to Transform into Treasure

This is so obvious it is almost cheating, but Craigslist is a fantastic place to find used furniture, shipping pallets, and vintage goods that would be great for a weekend upcyling project. Word of advice: it's always best to go with the folks who include a picture of what they're selling, otherwise you don't know what you're getting, and don't be afraid to ask the hard questions, like "dude, what's wrong with this 1950s TV and why are you selling it?" At the same time, don't let something broken intimidate you either. Realize that there are a million ways to transform a broken old TV into something new - like a hollowed bookshelf, for example.

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