In this example, Sandy has taken an old window and used it to create the door of a new cabinet. She re-uses hinges, doorknobs and other fixtures to create the look she wants and in this case used old barn wood to build the rest of the piece.
Items don't have to have a radically different purpose. This compact kitchen table with pull out leaves was cleaned up and painted and re-purposed as a desk.
This old radio is finding second life as a wine rack. It's been painted to match the bottles.