I love to redo furniture, and this is a piece I did in high school. It was made by my great grandfather, but was a hideous shade of lime green and wasn't being used. I painted it to look like stone, and now it's my favorite end table. Oh and I lined the drawer with red felt.http://www.geocities.com/mabenyo/table1.jpghttp://www.geocities.com/mabenyo/table2.jpg
and on the little shelf I wanted it to look like those fantasy fish with flowing fins, swimming in a pool.http://www.geocities.com/mabenyo/fish.jpg
The bulletin board I made from a wooden frame (I don't remember the kind of wood I used, but it was about half an inch thick by about 3 to 4 in. wide) and a sheet of metal (my dad worked at a steel mill so I got the metal for free). I painted the wood blue and sponged on some yellow stars. Then I glued the metal to the frame with a super strong glue (I think it was liquid nails but I don't remember, it's been awhile). The board is hung by two holes drilled into the back of the wooden frame. I just put two screws into the wall, and you just set the frame against them. The weight of the wood keeps the frame from wiggling off the screws. I imagine you could probably hang it with two picture hangers attached to the back.http://www.geocities.com/mabenyo/board.jpg
What do you think? I'm probably going to paint a junky old desk (yay dumpster diving) for my sewing table in the near future. Not sure of the design though.
Here are links if the photos don't show:http://www.geocities.com/mabenyo/table1.jpghttp://www.geocities.com/mabenyo/table2.jpghttp://www.geocities.com/mabenyo/fish.jpghttp://www.geocities.com/mabenyo/board.jpg