I hate to see old particle board furniture by the curb for garbage pick up. It is such a waste of materials,energy and money. I always have wondered if there was a way to reuse it or reconfigure it and low and behold I found this article in DIY Magazine.
From a lowly TV cabinet to a slick Laundry Center. A little paint and few additions and it is quite a transformation and really quite clean and modern looking. It could also be used in a child's room for clothes,toys or books. I will file this idea away for now since I don't have the space for it, but maybe you have a ugly TV cabinet you can re-use!