It's hard to tell, but the top had a couple scratches that were worn down to the wood. The table also had that ugly speckled finish. Right now I'm working on stripping off the top with Motsenbocker's Lift Off and sanding the sides down with 80 grit sandpaper.
My plan is to paint the sides and re-stain and re-finish the top. I'm not thinking white paint this time though. I'm leaning towards grey. Grey would look nice with this table, but I'm choosing it mostly because I got seven different quart-sized Sherwin Williams paint samples from a woman nearby for free. Apparently she bought 20 different samples of grey paint to test on the interior of her house before deciding on the perfect shade. Sounds a little privileged to me! But hey, if I can reap some of the benefits I guess I can't be too judgmental.