I'm happy to report that the table I blogged about renovating last month is done, and considering it was my first attempt at refinishing a piece of furniture I'm really happy with how it turned out.
Additionally, in light of being a first for me, the rule was that I couldn't spend a lot of money on it. Which was fair because based on my history there was no guarantee that I would actually start the project or use the table when and if I ever finished it. In keeping with the rules, the only items I purchased were sanding blocks (around $9) and glass knobs ($10). The "butter" paint I borrowed from our neighbor and the rest came from my own blood, sweat, and tears... well just sweat, but still.
Here is a reminder of how the table looked when I found it:
And this is the finished product: