It was destiny. It just had to be. Here I was, looking for a coffee table that would fit in my budget and possess a distinctive style, and there just like that, I found it sitting quite forlorn at the thrift store. I fell in love with it immediately. Since this project is a part of my history that has not been documented well, I do not have the before pictures. Let's just say that it had been sitting in the thrift store with nary a second glance for quite a few weeks. It had dents and chips on its surface and there was dust by the pounds. This surely has been a labor of love for me. And so would the lack of its pre TLC stage pictures stop me from showing off the "after"? No way!