My dad has kindly offered to build us a table and bench with lumber from my Grandpa's house - it's truly gorgeous stuff, so I'm really pumped. However, we didn't want to rush him - after all, he is leaving for Alaska this week and when he comes back, he'll go right back to teaching. So, we decided to take on a little DIY project - buy something cheap and fix it up as an interim table for the next year. I must say, it turned out to be an awesome interim table! One that is ready for a little dinner party, wouldn't you agree?
First, we picked up this solid wood table at Goodwill for $13.
(We used satin finish, so it's not too glossy.) As for the legs, we tried sanding them all, but it was going to take ridiculously long because they had a thick coat of white paint on them - so instead of sanding and staining, we painted them a dark brown to match the stain, which was about $10 with a lot to spare.
P.S. This is the before shot of our living room - as staged by the real estate agent. Don't you love the green color we chose? It's even prettier in person, in my opinion :)