To be fair, I contributed to the heaviness by layering the table up with all sorts of dodads, as is my wont, but that's not really part of this story.
Let's just say I'm not what you'd call a minimalist.
And then finally, last week, I spotted this table at Goodwill:
First off, between buying the table and picking it up, the glass top was smashed, and I lost my receipt and wasn't able to return it. I didn't really want to return it, but I was extremely frustrated. I had to order a piece of replacement glass, which added an extra $70 to the price, turning a $30 table into an $100 table.
But I persevered and set about my makeover. All it really took was a bit of spray paint and a steady hand. I felt if I could cover up the table's horrible green splatter paint job, I'd be all set.
Here's the end result: