The same day I bought the little round table I bought a filthy games table which had also been abandoned and left outside in the yard at the Antiques Centre. The people there thought I was nuts to want to buy this piece but I liked it and thought it could be turned into a useful piece of furniture especially for entertaining.
This piece wasn't destined for the scrap heap - it was the scrap heap.It was actually a home for wood lice - I had to flick dozens of them off before I put it in my car!
I liked the shape and thought that if it was tarted up it would make a handy drinks/nibbles trolley.
Here are some photos of the state it was in when I found it.
And here it is after the top was taken off and the whole thing was sanded. I like the little manufacturer's label that was underneath the games table so took that off when I painted it.
And here it is after several coats of Rustoleum primer and Heirloom white paint and a bit of distressing.
I'm only going to bring it into the kitchen if we have friends over.
For now I'm going to put it to use in the craft room.
It's such a handy little piece of furniture - it could be used anywhere - it would look great in a bathroom with spare towels and a bowl of gorgeous soaps - there's even room for a glass of wine!
Not bad for a fiver!
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