You grab your sandpaper, stain, fabric stash and tape, and you make lemonade!
My parents brought this little chest to our home this past week. It had been sitting in a garage, having garage-y things on it, and was kind of a mess. The piece had never been finished, so the raw wood was screaming for some love. The backer board was white and stained also. But, I knew this would be the perfect little piece for our entry to organize all the gloves, hats, scarves and blankets that I have yet to find a home for. I found some old stain and, after sanding all sorts of gunk off, gave this baby a new life. I dug through my seemingly never-ending fabric stash for something to cover the backer board with, and I came up with a nice neutral shade. I am LOVING this thing! Thanks Mom and Dad!!