Upon sanding it we discovered this piece of furniture was made in Quebec, here in, our lovely country, Canada. And well, furniture made in Quebec is known to be of a higher quality. So an even better score than we had imagined.
So Eric took on the role of the sandman and sanded it down to perfection so I could paint all that pretty wood a deep grey to match the new decor. He also polished the "brass" drawer pull and turned it silver! I probably should have taken a nicer photo of the table in its actual final resting place (beside Gage's bed) but now it's all cluttered with teen aged boy stuff. I stumbled across this perfectly, complimentary lamp for $25.00 while out shopping one day that fit the space nicely.
Before finishing it all up nice nice, Eric decided to make a false bottom for the drawer. You know so Gage has a spot to hide his unmentionables (like I'd conveniently forget we put that in there for him). I will admit the 16 year old thought that was pretty damn neat. Now he keeps his money in there. Don't worry, I check the contents from time to time. He's not that big of an idiot I would tend to believe. He does have some of my genetics after all.
So there you have it, a quick, easy and cheap re-furbished end table. All for less than 10 bucks! Not a bad score at all.