A while back I bought a pine square chunky coffee table, which was very orangey yuck....
I gave it an undercoat of pale bluey/grey paint and 2 top coats of cream,
I then added a long stemmed rosebud along one side of the top. This was done as a black silhouette, it was then all sanded and distressed to give an aged worn look and I love it but I know it really is a *Marmite* item.
If it doesn;t sell on Ebay I will be quite happy to keep it ...though where it would go I don't know as I have other coffee tables around the house waiting for a makeover. lol