Good thrifting advice is to go ahead and buy a piece if it stands out from the ordinary. What stood out about this table? The legs. Modern, sleek, solid wood and sturdy. The supports are also solid and can be used again, I'm sure. The table tops are a composite wood covered with formica and a plastic band around the edges. See three more very different looks you can get with this $6.99 Goodwill table.
Used as a prop for a tech trade show, the white surfaces looked good but were not holding up.
Life #3: Felt Upholstered Table with Polished Nickel Nailheads-
You can see the full tutorial for this at Apartment Therapy-Chicago.
This would have been fine but Mr. Mod tripped over it while carrying in his new T.V. and it crashed to smithereens.
So now what?
TURN IT INTO A MOD OTTOMAN!
The top tier is still left over, so it can be used for one more ottoman. That's another life from this thrift store special.