When I moved here, almost a year ago, the glass tabletop of my coffee table got a crack in one corner. A few days later, Isaac dropped his Kong on it and a large shard of glass broke off. I ended up taping a piece of cardboard over it, which was supposed to be a temporary fix, until I could do something more attractive with it.
I ended up buying a piece of plywood and having it cut to fit, only when I got home, I discovered the guy at Lowe's didn't quite cut it right. It still didn't totally fit. Only, like an idiot, I didn't discover that right away. I just assumed it was right and would fit, so I went ahead and decorated it.
What I did was cut out leaf shapes from scrapbook paper in nice nature prints and then arrange those on the plywood. I decoupaged it and it looked pretty neat.
Until, that is, I moved the glass panel and tried to put my nice new decoupaged panel in and discovered it was still too big. Bummer.
So I had to get it cut a little bit more. But of course I don't have a saw or anything like that. So I asked a friend to do it for me and said there was no rush. Well, it's a good thing there was no rush, because that was months and months ago.
But I got it back today. And it fits.
Of course, by the time I put all my junk on it, you can't see as much of the design on it anyway. But it's better than cracked glass with a piece of cardboard taped over one corner of it.