Anyway, below is a picture of a very desperate looking oak end table. I found it at a garage sale for $5.00.
I caulked/spackled in the white areas, the previous owner had let the little cracks fill in with all kinds of lovely crumbs, and I didn't want to risk that happening again...
The plan was to sand the little table down and paint it white, but I found a can of light grey flat paint and some clear semi-gloss hanging out in the garage. And, free paint just happens to be my favorite color, so voila:
Before doing the clear coat, I added a little embellishment from www.wallies.com:
My current table project is featured below. It is a craigslist find. I just picked it up yesterday, put on a coat of stain today and plan on changing out the knobs tomorrow!