So the day after I had bought the nightstand i didn't really like, I was suddenly became a bit doubtful of my ability to a) turn it into anything that wasn't a disaster and b) make into something I actually wanted in my home. I was in need of a bit of confidence and encouragement.
Then right outside my home was this chair, just on the path, waiting to be given a new home. My first kurbside pickup!
Results of both are here:
my first project - the $30 night stand /chest
the $0 kurbside chair