Imagine the scene: a starkly lit room with broken and battered pieces of furniture looming over you as you scope out the low price tags and the most salvageable candidates. Scratched veneer, missing knobs, splintered edges, and chipping paint can be seen on nearly every piece. Those are the conditions in which each of the mid-century modern pieces below was discovered before someone with a opportunistic eye for DIY
snatched them up, made them over, and got themselves some low-cost, classy furniture to add to their home decor
. Read on to check out all of these modern makeover miracles and be inspired to use these techniques on your own thrift shop finds!