I was out on a run and it happened to be trash day and I came upon a coffee table someone was throwing away. It was a little dog chewed but it was cute. It was painted blue and was probably 3'x3'. I wanted it, inspired me to run home a bit faster. I came home and got my husband and the van and we went on a mission to save this table. We got there just before the trash truck.
My husband rounded off the dog-eaten corners. I sanded the table up a bit and painted it green for our school colors. Then, I went to pinterest and found my favorite quotes, uploaded them to snapfish, ordered some pictures, and mod podged them on.
I have a bunch of kids each year who ask "can we sit and work in the hall". My hall is a nice quiet dead end, so I usually let them. But, now I have a cute little work station where they can sit on the floor or maybe a few throw pillows and have the table to work on.
Here are a few shots. I love it!