Most homeowners have a piece or two of old furniture in their basements. Pieces that have been past down but neglected. Old furniture was built to last but some of these pieces look beat up.

Instead of tossing a good piece of furniture to the curb, why not give it a makeover? A few hours and a little DIY magic can completely transform that old furniture. There are plenty of people who make a lot of money giving new life to old furniture.

A quick paint job can make that piece of furniture a lot more valuable. We’ve taken some examples from DIYers to give you a little inspiration. Lots of these before and afters are just really stunning.

Here are 55 furniture makeovers turning drab, dated furniture into a modern piece: