The thing I like most about refurbishing furniture is I can try different techniques and it doesn't matter if I fail or not. I can always redo it differently. I especially like items like these that are free. This is when I get to look through my inspiration pages and try something I've been dying to do.
I'm going to work on a sofa table soon and think I'll try something along the same lines as this.
pardon the mess going on in these photos! I was cleaning up shop.