I found this octagonal side table at a thrift store for $15. With some black paint and new knobs, it was good as new.
It has some wonderful storage, but instead of using it like normal people, I custom fit it with a plush pet bed. It allows my pets some privacy and a nice place to sleep but gives me the option of hiding it away when ever I have guests or functions at my house.
For more photos and details, check out Merrill's blog, Girl of a Thousand Dreams.
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(Images: Girl of a Thousand Dreams)