I had been combing Craigslist for a children's table for Walt. I wanted something cute, durable, and tiny so it could fit in our kitchen. Also, it had to be cheap. Because of that whole Landon has been in school for the entire 6 years of our marriage and we live below the poverty line quite happily thank you very much thing. This fit the bill, and bonus: awesome photo prop!
At first, it was covered in who knows what:
And then, we made it look worse:
But, after two weeks of elbow grease, it gradually started to look a little better:
On the left is the stripped metal; on your right, years of grime, spray paint, and other buildup:
Eventually, we found the wood. Success!