It may not be that impressive in the pictures, but in person it really was a huge turn around.
Another project I've worked on recently...a coffee table for my living room. When I bought it, it looked like this, and was a regular dinette table. With a little bit of hammering (to give it a distressed look) and a few coats of paint, and having my best friend cut the legs off, here is the final result (looks redder in the picture than it actually is). It matches my entertainment center. It's more burgundy in person than it looks in this picture. I'm planning to sand the edges after the paint has a few more days to dry good.