A dumpster-dived slightly less ugly table!
This is the perfect size for a coffee table for my small living room, so when I saw it in a trash heap in Allston's famous Moving Day, I grabbed it. Here's what it looked like part way into the project (I forgot the true "before" picture):
You can't really tell from the picture, but the corners of the top were all messed up from nailing the top on (it looks like the previous owners nailed a particle-board desktop onto a nice wooden frame).
After a ton of sanding, spackling in all the holes and nicks, peeling the ugly stickers off, gluing some of it back together and painting...
It's now a standing chalkboard. You can buy chalkboard spraypaint at the hardware store and turn any surface into a board. It's freaking SWEET! It's more of a restoration/remodel than an actual craft project, but I'm excited about it, so I thought I'd foist it upon y'all!