I'd love to do this for a tall/narrow wall table: DIY coffee table. Use old base/legs, remove top, and add your own stained wood top. Now I'll be on the lookout for an old coffee table that I can do this to!
COOL COFFEE TABLE IDEA How to distress furniture. This uses MMS milk paint in Grain Sack as the base coat. Then distressing is done with a wet rag. It's an easy way to get a whitewashed or limed wood effect.
DIY coffee table with storage - Took some hunting but I found the site with the plans for this table. I would change the hardware used and the stain so it would match the rest of the living room furniture.
Industrial Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table 12 Gorgeous DIY Coffee and buffet style tables. Seeing the white rug gave me the idea of lighting under the table to illunibate frkm beneath casting an awesome glow without being intrusive