When Allan and I were getting married and trying to scrounge up furniture, we found these two beauties at a massive college apartment furniture sale for $10 a piece. They were probably overpriced. They’re the cheap laminate wood, but they’ve held up surprisingly well. I’ve always hated them, and planned on replacing them ASAP, but ASAP turned into As Soon As I-get-around-to-it, and then.. IDRSMOMIT (I’d Rather Spend Money On More Important Things). So I FINALLY decided to make them a little more bearable, seeing as they’re probably sticking around for awhile. First I cut off the two inside lips, and pushed the two together. Then I used a stencil from Ed Roth’s Stencil 101 Décor (thanks again, Aundi), and a few coats of polyurethane for durability. I like it! I wouldn’t do this to a solid wood piece of furniture, but I don’t feel a bit of remorse painting veneer!