Over the years, I have inherited a number of furniture pieces from friends and family. Some things, like our coffee table and end table/nightstand (it's been both) have come to nearly every apartment and condo. With the tops being worn and the wood being light and 90's-ish, we needed to do an update without spending $500+ on new furniture. I removed the top of both of the tables and got some 2x4 and 2x6 boards to mimic the Kitchen Island design (see previous post). After some glue, stain, paint and an alarming amount of poly, we had some "brand new" tables! They add more life to the room and have been good ever since*!