When I was first married my mom and aunt bought this for our microwave to sit on in our first apartment. My dad and I built it. It has followed us home to home ever since. I have long thought it needed new handles but it wasn't until I painted a chalkboard on the side and decided that the drawer handle would be the perfect chalkboard tray that I swapped them out. Now I have nice new handles, a chalkboard with tray and a new top that overhangs in the back to offer wine storage. The top was a free piece of scrap wood and I found faux stainless contact paper to cover it, I just need one more roll. The whole project should come in at around $20 since I already had the chalkboard paint. I am really pleased with how it has turned out.
We also ordered a new fireplace front while at the hardware store. I bought some childproofing supplies that should work and hooks for our entry room coat rack (I decided to change the tone I had purchased before). My little man is becoming well acquainted with the hardware store.