HGTV and the DIY network make refurbishing old furniture, and home projects look easy and fun! I've recently become one of the millions of obsessed fans in my quest to find old furniture and knick-knacks in hopes to find a way to cheaply furnish and give some personality to my first unfurnished apartment as I move back to college. Here are some of the tricks I've figured out.

First you need to search consignment furniture shops, thrift stores, and places like the Salvation Army or Goodwill in your area. Be patient you will find a lot of junk,