I absolutely adore how this end table turned out, but as usual no transformation is complete without some sad tale of woe. This table had a very scuffed-up wood finish and it originally had a nice thick piece of beveled glass instead of a wooden tabletop. I forgot to take a before picture before getting to work, but it looked very similar to this table.
I bought this table at the Goodwill, plopped it in the back of my SUV and headed home. On my way home, another car abruptly cut me off and I had to slam on my brakes. I avoided hitting the other car but the sudden stop caused my end table to flip over, sending the glass shattering all over me and the car. I only had one very tiny cut but I was furious that my glass had been broken. Now my table had a gaping hole in the top.
Well, the table sat in the basement for awhile. At first I was planning to simple replace the glass tabletop with new glass, but I didn’t want to just put a thin, cheap piece of glass on the table. I also didn’t want to spend a ton of money. Finally inspiration struck.
The hubs cut a nice piece of birch plywood to fit the hole on top of the table. I stained it with Minwax Jacobean stain and headed over to the Graphics Fairy to find the perfect graphic. I think sheet music is absolutely beautiful so I chose a scrap of old sheet music as my graphic.
I love the finished product so much. It is way more awesome than it would have been with just a fresh paint job and its old glass top. (But I’m still not happy with that guy that cut me off!)