Eddie couldn’t pass up this pedestal table for $40. He loved its curved legs and metal claw feet (reminiscent of Duncan Phyfe style), but the peeling wood veneer—often a sign of improper storage—was in need of an update. Reproduction pieces such as this are diamonds in the rough; don’t let an unsightly finish discourage you. That’s what primer and paint are for! Just make sure it’s sturdy before you commit.