The top was a hot mess when I got it, and I took a picture of it because I was so excited to transform it...and then I somehow managed to delete the 'before' picture of the top. crap. So you'll have to use your imagination- picture a dumpster fire that's been doused with swamp water. That's about the vibe the top had. I sanded it and thank goodness all the water stains and scratches came out. It's birch, which is a wood I so rarely see in furniture, and was a delight to work with.
I painted the base in a favorite custom mixed shade of pale earthy green. I think I'm going to put it in my guest room, though something is going to have to get bumped to make room for it!