Let's start with this one. I got this table for free when a woman that lived next to my parents moved out and left a lifetime's supply of crap out front. (also snagged a metal plant stand ;)
I just did a quick and sloppy sand down and removed that awful knob. (I could have revamped it too.. maybe a bold color or gold.. but I had a good one on hand)
2 coats of the paint and a spray gloss coat on top (not shown but I used the cheap stuff)and voila!
I got this table for $10 at a giant flea market a few years ago. It had a broken leg which Alex fixed and needed some love but this one pretty much went through the same process..
I painted it blue and did the feet in the khaki color I used for the last table.
And here they are in all their present day glory!