Most of the things in our homes (or things we can pick up at the thrift store) could serve entirely different purposes if we give them a chance! And many times it's possible to re-purpose something for much less cost than buying whatever is meant to do the job. Here are a few examples:
Need a new vanity?
...Re-purpose a dresser or nightstand to do the job instead.
Or a new buffet to organize dishes and linens?
...Another good job for a dresser.
Want to brighten up your living room with new curtains?
...Put up some bed sheets.
None of your purses cutting it for fall fashion?
...Make one out of a sheet or an old shirt.
Does your bed look lonely without a headboard?
...Pick up an old door.
Can't afford a new couch?
...Try some pallets and a mattress.
Where have you found potential by re-purposing something? Any ideas you'd love try?