You may remember, I have a certified obsession with gold coffee tables. I just love that touch of shine, glamor and warmth at the center of a living room that a little pop of gold brings. Unfortunately, so many of the beautiful tables I would love to snatch up are waaaay out of my price range, so I love the idea of upgrading a simple coffee table with a metal base into something special.
Jordan on her blog, Oh Happy Day, transformed her living room by painting the metal base of her IKEA KLUBBO coffee table gold.
Here's another before and after example of an IKEA KLUBBO coffee table upgraded with gold leaf for a boost of glamor.
Spray painting coffee table or side tables yourself gives you the option to choose what shape you like without worrying too much about the finish (since you'll be changing that anyway). For instance, I love the look of two smaller tables positioned together to create the feel of a traditional coffee table, and two of these square tables from Overstock would be perfect.
Or this set of nesting tables from IKEA-- the whole thing is only $60!
And speaking of spray painting things, check out how blogger Ashley Muir Bruhn used Rustoleum's metallic spray paint in brass to take her IKEA office chair from basic to fabulous! I love this idea.