Here's my coffee table inspiration: this faux bamboo gold and glass Jonathan Adler one.
Here's the one I bought on Craigslist. I assumed it was an old 90's one, with the dark green/black enamel, but I've also seen sets of this plus a matching sofa table for sale on Craigslist listed as being from Pier 1. So I dunno, but it was ugly.
So I gave it a coat of spray primer--wow, what a good purchase that was. It totally covered all the black/green and gave it a good base. Then I didn't need nearly as much gold...
I also bought some of the little clear sticky pad things you pic on the backs of picture frames, etc. so they don't scrape the wall. They replaced the black foam pads that were on it originally, keeping the glass from scraping the metal.
And what an improvement!! Here it is in our OLD house. Sorry, did this a couple weeks ago and am very slowly getting through photos to edit and post. This is actually a couch that we had for like a day... bought it cuz we felt pressured to, didn't like, it, resold it for a handsome profit. Anyway...... coffee table makeover success!!
It looks pretty good in our new living room, too! We have lots of greys in there, more like the inspiration images I'm going for. The living room is still sooooo unfinished, though, so it's hard to see how it will mesh with the room. It's so confusing, trying to decorate from scratch. I don't know where to start! So many options! In a good way, too. But we just need to pick a concept and stick with it. Working on that.
Anyway, yay for spray paint. I love how fast and easy it is to transform things!! And love the gold!