We have a column in our living room that I've placed chairs on either side of, but I though we still needed a small table between the chairs to make it more functional when we have guests.
Lucky for me, I found a table that would work very well at the Goodwill store for $9.99 that just needed a little TLC.
Here is the table before, although Jason had already taken the top off and started to sand it before I remembered to take a "before" picture.
I love that it has the lift-up top and plenty of deep storage. You can never have enough storage!
We removed the hardware and gave it a good sanding and then painted both the table and hardware.
Here is what it looks like now.
Tada! So for about $15.00 total between the cost of the table and cost of the paint, we have a new (to us) table with plenty of storage. I love it!
Now here it is in the living room in it's new home between the chairs.
I love being able to find things that we need for such a small price and making them ours. I find that a lot of the second hand furniture that you can find has a lot more character than new pieces these days. It also seems to hold up better than furniture built today.
So the next time you need something, why not try to find an interesting piece at a thrift store, yard sale or antique store and make it your own.