Then for some reason I decided to pull it out one day... I have had this ugly thing sitting around in my living room as a coffee table through two different moves now.
It's time to restore it.
Browsing through Lowes one day I happened upon these wooden replacement furniture legs. Since these legs have a piece of threaded rod in them, I drilled out a hole in each corner of the chest to sink this rod into. I then drilled three (3) holes from the inside of the bottom of the chest to attach the feet with deck screws.
I used an electric sander for the larger areas and hand sanded the edges and smaller surfaces. The biggest thing with sanding is to make sure everything looks even, especially since this wood will be stained.
By this point I was really only testing how the look of how this project might turn out.
The results were pretty good..