This is the 3rd time that I have refinished this coffee table. My neighbor was throwing it away. I painted it. Stenciled it, repainted it. I saw on Pinterest where you could add 1 by 4 boards to the top and give it a farmhouse look. I really like the way it turned out.
This is how it looked when I started.
I purchased 7 boards from Lowes's for about $2.00 a piece and cut them to desired lengths.
I glued them on top with wood glue. Screwed them in from the bottom, gave it a coat of dark walnut stain and then put a coat of polyurethane on top.