This was the entertainment stand we had in our living room. It is a rickety, junky thing that we weren't sure was going to hold our giant telly. So we went to a thrift store and purchased a $10 desk.
I don't have a true before picture because I kept forgetting to take one, but here is a pic after we've removed all the drawers, doors and doodads. We've also stripped most of the unnatural shellac and stain off by this point. Why would they do that to a perfectly nice piece of wood?
Voila! Finished! Sorry about the light on the screen. Oh and yes, we have bunny ears. :) We refuse to give in and pay for cable. Especially now that you can watch shows on the internet with a lot less commercials, albeit slightly blurry sometimes.