Instead of just donating your old table or chair or throwing it away turn it into your your dream vintage piece!
Locally, my favorite old to vintage new store is Mignonne. They work with local patrons to make their dream vintage furniture. You bring in your tired old furniture or pick out an unfinished piece you adore and work with them to make it into exactly what you are searching for. They also constantly work on buying old beat up stuff just to refurbish it into awesome vintage digs.