My Dad always told me that life is how you see it. As a witch I know that how I see the world is the most important tool I have to change it.
Focus, will, and intent are the foundations that any spell/ritual/working are built on, but you have to see what you are trying to effect and you have to have the imagination to really see and believe in the change you are trying to bring about. With out the focus to see the world as it is, and the imagination to believe it can be different then we cannot change it. But luckily we're witches so we have focus and imagination in spades.
So now let's turn that towards how we look at objects and their potential. I want you to do something that may seem a little weird. I want you to find the ugliest, most detested thing in your house (ex spouses, messy rooms, and naughty pets don't count, lol). Come on, fess up. We all have that one thing that we have but can't stand to look at, whether it's there out of necessity or because we try really hard not to look at it, or think about it, or generally acknowledge that it exists, so it stays right where it is. Well I want you to dig that thing up, and take a good long look at it. Close your eyes and picture the piece in your mind then picture it fading away, just as you would in spell work or a focused working.
Now open your eyes again.
I don't want you to not see it as that horrible dresser hiding in the guest bedroom with the ugly knobs and good gods why did someone paint it that color.....No I want you to look at it as a blank canvas. See what's really there. Look at the shape, or function and then start imagining a version of it that you would like. Let your subconscious play around and picture what you could do with different pieces of the object. Would those drawers make great shadow boxes? Could the frame be used for a kids cubby box? Or is the shape great but with some new hardware and maybe paint of decoupage could the whole thing be reborn as a different dresser. What sparks your interest, what seems like fun.
I would suggest writing down, or drawing if you feel like it, what inspirations you get that excite you in your Thrifting Journal ( Link to post on that HERE) so you can keep track of them and it also helps to have a record of your ideas in case you want to use some of those ideas on other projects.
Now go out there and let that creativity flow!