I've been unhappy with our coffee table for quite some time. It matched our other furniture but was too tall and didn't make the space flow like I wanted. I knew that a glass coffee table would work much better but I didn't want to spend a few hundred bucks on a new table. I thought I'd have to live with a table I hated.

Until I found one on Craigslist for $20.

Here's a before pic with our heavy, espresso wood table-

Here's the silver framed table that I bought. It had some scratches and was filthy but overall the frame was in good shape-

I laid some tarp down and got my spray paint ready. Here's after 1 coat of flat black spray paint-

And here's the final result-

It took 3 coats of paint and a lot of Windex to get the glass to shine but I think it looks great.

Even though this table is a staggering 8 inches wider than the previous table, the low profile height and the glass top seems to take less visible space.

For less than $25 and about 45 minutes of work, I got a table that I ADORE! Just another reason to love Craigslist.


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