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Top 10 Things to Steal from Your Parents' House


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Furniture
You can always change the look with new paint or fabric.
You can always change the look with new paint or fabric.
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That Chippendale dining room set seemed dated when you were a teenager, but now you're drooling over it. The Louis XIV chair? Not your style, but you know that a funky fabric with a fresh pattern will make it fit like a glove in your living room. Even if some of your parents' furniture needs to be re-imagined to suit your d├ęcor, it's likely that it was built to last. So Freecycle that spindly Ikea couch and replace it with your parents' plush sectional.