I found this table in the Age Concern Warehouse in Milton Keynes for £30:
.... it was simply too good a deal to miss. Yes, it's Ikea but its solid wood and begging for a make over.
The Age Concern Warehouse is an absolute Aladdin's Cave of second hand furniture and brick-a-brack, I've honestly lost count of how many gorgeous bargains which I have found there and its now open on Sunday's as well!
6 Burners Lane
Tel: 01908 263838Find the Furniture store on the MKWeb map
Open: Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 9am - 4pm, Sunday 11am - 4pm
They can deliver your larger purchases within the borough of Milton Keynes only.
- purchases up to £100: £15
- over £100 and under £200: £10
- over £200: free delivery
As long as it is not broken, is in a safe and reasonable condition and you think someone else could make good use of it they will accept most items of furniture.
You can get an idea of what sort of stock they have from this link; and they update this listing regularly too, though nothing beats going there for a good rummage.
I had been given a bunch of old paint samples by some of our friends which they didn't need any more as they had finished their decorating project. They were all different kinds of cream and stone and light browns, so I decided to empty all the little pots into an old tuppa wear pot and mix well together (free paint whoop whoop). I then proceeded to paint the whole table with 2-3 coats.
I then used the pine coloured wax, borrowed from very nice neighbours, to finish off and seal.
Love this coffee table and love it even more due to the face it only cost me £30!