Yesterday I decided I couldn't take it anymore, so I marched off to Michaels and came home with several rolls of duct tape - in red and purple! Woo-hoo!!!
It only took a few hours today to transform the table.
Here's what it used to look like (minus the scratches and loose edges):
I'm really happy with it! I'm debating whether or not to add the shelf underneath - I haven't taped it yet - but I probably will since it makes the table more stable. And I like having a place to put all my magazines.
Maybe someday we'll bite the bullet and spend the money for a real "grown up" coffee table.
But maybe not.
I really like this one.
Amazing what a few hours and $12 worth of duct tape can do, huh?
Update: I went ahead and taped the shelf, going lengthwise this time:
Good to have it all finished!