Like many a great craigslist purchase, it was quite an adventure picking up this 80s faux marble Roche Bobois coffee table. After some white-knuckle driving through the Hollywood Hills and catching a glimpse of the actress whose assistant was selling it for her, the table was ours. But, like many relationships that start out on a note of excitement, our affection for the table is starting to sour (hello, faux marble?!). Now that we’ve dragged it to New England, we’re dying to get something a lot more modern going on in our living room. We’re wondering if there is a way to update the table to make that happen — or is it just time to let it go?
Though it looks heavy, the coffee table is actually fairly light: it's made from some kind of bent plywood and then the surface was painstakingly painted to look like marble. We admire the work that went into it, but it’s definitely seen better days and we’re just not sure whether a coat of paint would help or hurt.