I've been working on a little table that I picked up at the flea market last weekend for $8. I loved the shape but not the dark brown finish:
It was a little beat up. But I had a plan. So I sanded the glossy finish and used a little wood putty to smooth out the top:
Guess it has to look worse before it can look better. Anyway, now it was ready for a coat of Kilz oil based primer:
It's starting to get better now! It just needs a couple coats of paint followed by a couple coats of Minwax Polycrylic in High Gloss. All those coats are taking a very long time to dry. But when they do, I'm putting this little table in my daughters' room - in place of this
Hopefully I'll wrap up this project today. And then I won't have to look at this scene again.