We were on kind of a tight budget this Christmas. So I did quite a bit of shopping at thrift stores and watching the sales. During my trips to a local thrift store I came upon this table and chairs. You know the kind with padding and vinyl seats (usually some cartoon all over them). Well it was in horrible shape and all the vinyl was ripped and padding falling out. But it was $5 so I gave it a second thought. I wanted to do a table for our twin girls and this price tag screamed "take me home and fix me". So I did. It took a few nights and a couple of naps and an extra $15-20 in supplies but in the end it saved me over the $45 price tag of a "cartoon table" and gave my girls an original without it being branded (which I absolutely love).
- junk table and chairs set (I have seen these at thrift stores a couple times since)
- wood filler/putty (large container $10 at Lowes)