D. Gulley with The Discount Trendsetter Show demonstrates how to recycle old furniture. To recycle coffee tables, stack them on top of each other to create a bookcase or a display shelf. Go to your local fabric store and purchase nice but inexpensive fabric to give your sofa a new look. If you don't want to cover your sofa to give it a new look, concentrate on the pillows to pull the new look together. To update pillows that you already have, buy some inexpensive fabric and tuck it, pin it or sew it to the pillows. Soon, you will have recycled furnishings that look brand new.