Last summer while on a luncheon and shopping spree with 2 of my best friends, we decided go into the Goodwill store and just browse around. I found the ugliest piece of furniture. It was a coffee table that looked like it was someone's first attempt at building something. I wanted to try an experiment to see if I could transform it into something beautiful. The price was only a whopping $5.84. That's right FIVE DOLLARS EIGHTY FOUR CENTS! Even if I messed it up, I haven't lost much so I bought it not knowing what in the world I would do with it. It was heavy and I had to get someone to help load it into the truck.
I told you it was UGLY! Whoever made it, glued floor tiles to the top. But it had a solid structure.
It even has a little door that opens on the front. I don't know why because it would be hard to store anything in it.
My husband put a brace between each of the legs.
We ripped the floor tiles off the top and then sanded it. By this time I had decided to make a bench out of it.
|It still looks ugly!|
Next, I painted it with some leftover paint from a previous project.
I wish the original owner could see this little beauty now. Not bad for $5.84. (The only other thing I had to buy was a piece of foam for the top) I think my little trip to Goodwill was worth it.