I got this ugly chest for $5 from a family who is moving back to the UK.
It was extremely ugly haha, but I took it cause I was looking for a toy storage.
For a long time it was put aside.
After completing a nice wood staining project, I was sooo bothered by it's ugliness!
Thanks to my family, who are into Do-it-Yourself projects, an idea came upon me!
The paint was flaking, so I sanded it.
Next, I stained it with left-over Dark Walnut Wood stain.
Added some hardware: upholstery nails LOL...
I thought: Oh well, I can't remove them now, so might as well put more!
Then once the first coating dried, I added more stained stain to darken.
Ugly Chest Transformed.
Now a sexy beauty that serves as a coffee table/chest.
Cost: under $10