i found this coffee table in the alley behind my house... the finish on the top was badly damaged.
i sanded the whole thing down and replaced most of the screws. i decoupaged some black and white check paper to the top (this didn't go very well and it's bubbly and creased! but i guess it doesn't look too bad unless you lok up close) and then painted the rest black.
i'm going to varnish the top with clear varnish, but i've not got round to it yet!