This coffee table was a solid brown finish when I found it. The top had this beautiful texture to it randomly and I thought it would look so perfect with a shabby chic or farmhouse finish. I decided to play around on the top mixing different shades of grey and white and blending them for a barnwood inspired finish. I adore how this one turned out, how it blended and how well it distressed! And the texture enhanced the barnwood inspired look perfectly!