Okay, it's not that fug.
Okay, it is. But it's functional fug. I have more of a problem with the exposed stereo equipment than the actual piece of furniture, which does actually do its job very well. So late last night, when I was packing away my sewing things, I picked up two long, narrow strips of MGP's soft but sturdy plain organic cotton canvas and BING! I hemmed all four sides of each strip, laid them across each other over the stereo and now I have a sweet little table hiding the ugly electronics. The front flap folds up for easy tuning.
Now if I could do something about the ugly speakers. . . .
(Bad-ass poster is by my bad-ass friend, Noel Waggener.)