I was seven months pregnant when we bought and furnished this house. Also, we had no money. So our coffee and dining tables are round (for baby's safety!) and cheap. The coffee table is from Martha Stewart's Kmart collection because we're classy and it was $70 INCLUDING THE SIDE TABLE. So, you know, when you get two pieces of furniture for less than a hundred bucks, they're probably not going to wear like nails. Three years later and the coffee table was chipped and tired but still stable and still the perfect size and shape. So I painted it with stripes.