Again no before pics...don't know what I'm thinking! I got this table from a friend of a friend who was moving and sold me this table, a hutch, a coffee table, a wine rack and a side chair all from Crate and Barrel and an antique bedoom set for like $200. It was the best deal ever! Most of it was in pretty good condition other than the table. They had a really big dog and he ate off the front edge of several of the chairs. So after a lot of sanding and patching...It is finally finished. I painted it black with a lightly distressed/rubbed through finish to show the beautiful mahogany color. I stripped and sanded the top and re-stained it with a mixture of dark walnut and mahogany stain. Sealed it with polyurethane and polished with Maguires polish. I really am happy how it turned out.