My neighbors were throwing out this old coffee table. When I saw it on the curb, I knew I could work magic on it! I present to you - Matt's new old coffee table (for his gameroom)
The original plan was to just sand the old thing and repaint it (better). When I started to sand the table I was happy to see that underneath the shoddy spray paint job there was real pine! I bought some paint stripper and went to work. I then sanded. And sanded. And sanded some more.
In the end I decided to leave the top natural and keep the bottom black with a little distressing.
and here it is today. I love how it turned out. The rustic/distressed pine top with the distressed black bottom just sets it off.