My friend was clearing out his moms art studio and gave me this old vintage card table. I liked it because of the metal ribbing around the side.....reminds me of a galvanized trash can. The top was pretty badly stained so I recovered it with fabric and a thick clear plastic over that to protect it even more. Oh yeah, I painted the metal a dark gray too. I know I won't be embarrassed to lug this table around to my next show.