Knock Off Potential-Coffee Tables

I fell in love with this gorgeous room the moment I saw it on The Paper Mulberry.
Especially the beautiful and unusual coffee table.
I just love the scrolly gray metal legs and the beautiful pale wood on top.

Here's another view of this breathtaking room.

But I wondered, where would one even find a coffee table like this?
And how much would it cost?

I found this table for only $25.00 on craigslist!
Now use your imagination.....
Paint the scrolly legs gray and then dry brush some white on top.
Remove the glass top and replace it with some wood planks.
Can you see how beautiful this could be and for so little money?!

I also love the industrial style coffee tables at Restoration Hardware.

This one is over $1,000......

This one is also over $1,000.
But there are some knock off's out there.

World Market sells this one for $279.99.

Lamps Plus sells theirs for $219.91 (who knew they sold coffee tables?).

Want to pay even less????????

I found this table on craigslist for $75.00!
I would cut down the sides on the top of this table so it is the same size as the metal base.
I would also remove the glossyness from the wood and distress it.

So the lesson is: Use your imagination and scour craigslist like crazy and you can save some dough!

p.s. I didn't buy either table from craigslist. I'm still designing my living room in my mind.
       (does that sound weird?) You know what I'm talking about. Right?!

p.p.s. I still plan on showing you what I bought at Ikea but I have been working very hard refinishing the table and chairs for my breakfast room. I will try to photograph stuff soon!


  1. Great idea to make your own. I enjoyed the photos.

  2. i am loving that room and your thinking!! i can't wait to see what you do end up buying and how you transform it. love a good dose of inspiration :)
    Kate x

  3. Lisa, I also love the table in the first picture. I was in Tuesday morning last week and they had a very similar base. My guess is the glass top was broken. Love the idea of adding wood planks to the top.

  4. Great tables and you definitely found some great copies. They all look wonderful. Pretty inspiration room. Hugs Marty

  5. Love the inspiration tables. You did great finding such close matches. Can't wait to see what you decide to do in your new home. Happy 4th to you, friend.

  6. Love all your inspiration tables Lisa! Can't wait to see what you come up with, nobody does great painting techniques like you!

  7. That room is to die for! I would move right in! Lol
    Once again you amaze me with your renovations and great finds!

  8. That room is truly beautiful! I'm sure yours will be just as lovely and you will find something clever to do with one of the craigslist tables! x Sharon

  9. I've just found your blog through your lovely link to mine, thank you so, so much! Your blog is brilliant and I am your new and very happy follower!!! I'm thrilled that you liked this sitting room as much as I did and that coffee table is gorgeous, how clever of you to hunt down such a divine version! Thank you so much for the credit once again. Warmest wishes from a 500 year old farmhouse in England filled with French brocante - Glenda xxx

  10. Lisa, thanks for sharing this blog.. It's beautiful.... I cant't wait to see what you come up with.


  11. These are great and the craigslist ones could easily be transformed. I'm on a hunt for tables too. Hope your move in is going smoothly and you're gradually getting settled. It takes a while, huh? :)

  12. That's some great inspiration, Lisa. I really love the industrial style look :)