First up is my table. Of course, I didn't get a good "before" picture, but you can imagine what it looks like right-side up, right?
I started by cleaning (serious gunk), then repairing, then sanding. I then stained the top with an ebony stain. It was a little disappointing, because it wasn't as dark or as even as I hoped, but it was still better than with out any stain.
Next I painted the bottom of the table with a light grey chalk paint. I bought the stuff at Joann's (I think the brand is FolkArt), I think it is a little cheaper than other brands, but it looks amazing! And Joann's gives a teacher discount, and they have coupons.
Can't even tell that my husband picked this up on the side of the road! Soon I will have a picture of this guy in my classroom!