When you move and have finally paid of your first/last month's rent, security deposit, and moving fees, the last thing you want to do is blow your meager grocery budget on crappy Ikea furniture. Instead, the JUGs keep their eyes peeled for Craigslist hidden treasures. Not only is buying furniture off craigslist wicked cheap, its also green because you are preventing something from ending up in a landfill.
I purchased this butler style coffee table for $30 from Craigslist. It had a few stains and scratches, but nothing that a $4 can of spray paint couldn't fix! First, I removed the top of the table, scrubbed it, sanded parts that were rough, and put masking tape over the hardware. Then, created a tarp out of old paper grocery bags on my roof, and sprayed the table top. I let the first coat dry for about 45 minutes before applying the second coat of purple spray paint. Waited about and hour....and...Voila!!!