Unfortunately, I do not have a before picture of this coffee table prior to refinishing it, but trust me that it was pretty ugly and cast off to the back side of a thrift store. The finish was a golden honey color that really did nothing for the overall look of the piece. I stained the top with a dark espresso stain and then painted the bottom with a white enamel for durability. After the bottom was completely dry, I added a few distressed touches with a 180 grit sanding block. I think the key to achieving a well-done distressed look is to take a "less-is-more" approach. Ididn't want the piece to look chippy, just old and worn. I then went over the entire piece with a clear wax and then went over that with an antiquing wax. I then took a cloth and buffed the entire piece until I achieved the look I was going for. The entire table was then sealed with a clear finishing wax for years of durable use! I'm pretty happy with how the piece turned out. It took quite a long time for me to finish it because it took me a while to figure out what I actually wanted to do with it! The hardest thing for me is trying to narrow down design decisions because I want to try them all! Distressed pieces add such an architectural texture and interest to any space. This piece is actually for sale! If you're interested in this piece or need your furniture or space restyled, contact me at your earliest convenience to see what we can create together! Happy Designing!