Some people might look at my kitchen table and think it's a wreck. But, I honestly love it. We got it for free. It was a cast off from one of my husband's uncle's apartment tenants. Someone just left it when they moved out (can you believe that?!). It's a sturdy, solid table. We sanded it down a bit and put polyurethane on it. It looked pretty good at the time. But, that was about ten years ago. It's taken a lot of abuse since then!
Believe it or not, I've gotten a lot of compliments on this table. This was something I never expected. But, people seem to love it, too. I had a La Leche League meeting here about two years ago. Betsy, whose been a leader for over 30 years, complimented it. She said it was wonderful to have a place where kids could be creative with no restrictions. Some people have said they love it, but that they could never let it happen in their own house.
The plan is to keep it until the kids are all much older. We'll replace it eventually, but not until we don't have to worry about over-zealous coloring that runs off the page.
Do you have anything that might not be pretty, but you love just the same?