Please be sure to take notice of the cobwebs and grunge on the base and glass top. Possibly not even worth every penny in its initial state, but I thought that with a little elbow grease, and the remains of a can of gold spray paint I found in my basement (Gold? What did I spray gold???) I might be able to channel these classy-looking tables (below) into my grotty black one, and it could be reborn! (Please note the $295.00 price tag on the table from Jonathan Adler, pictured below, top left... That's $290.00 more than mine!)
And lo! My hunch proved correct, and this little beauty has found a second life in my living room in Brooklyn. Another victorious project to distract me from the growing disarray in our kitchen!
Based on that definition, this is feeling like a really authentic D-I-Y- experience.