One of the time sucks that has kept me from permies over this last year was finally tiling my room. It seemed a waste to get rid of the nasty old carpet and then bring back in the tired old collection of cast offs that has accumulated over longer than my adult life span.
I accumulated most of this because I need and use it all. Pulling the old carpet became a several month process of me using every spare moment to refurbish every piece in my room. I feel like the end result is better than the furniture looked new, and I even have some pictures to prove it.
I know I am not the only one doing things like this, but somehow we're not talking about it in the forum. I'm going to take some time showing off. Feel free to chime in with your own creations.
Oh, the little purple cabinet started white with frosted glass and tiny hardware. I lined the glass door with decorative paper, replaced the tiny hardware with larger knobs from another piece of furniture. The copper detail on the drawer is an old experiment where I crotcheted one coaster out of copper jewlery wire. I just threaded the knob through it.