My Mom had this table for a long time, in fact it was the first piece of furniture that she and my Dad bought when they got married. She has always been reluctant to painting it, she just wanted to hold onto its "original"
old look. Since they moved to Denton, they have been slowly replacing their old furniture and redecorating so I snatched up the table to put in our breakfast room.
I unfortunately didn't take a picture of the entire table before I sanded the top. I needed to completely sand the top so I could stain it a darker color. Here is a "before" picture.
I painted the bottom with Valspar premixed black