DIY entry table without breaking the bank. Head over to the local home improvement store and get and wood panels for the top. Several wood screws and ready for sanding. Purchase two in one poly and stain paint, do three coats and all done!
Take an old crate and bring it inside for an end table in your living room. Id re-paint it to go with the theme of the living room. Every time you redecorate, a quick and simple paint job brings the crate up to date with your living room!
Perhaps you don't have time to read books but you do read magazines. Are your magazines stacked on top of the chair? Here is an idea! A DIY (or have soeone make it for you) pallet magazine holder. Paint it to match your decor.