I pondered it for several days.
It was so structurally sound that I hated to destroy it as a whole piece of furniture,
so I decided I'd see what I could do with it.
The veneer on top was beyond working with,
so I had to strip it all off. That took several days.
Here it is with all the veneer removed and ready for paint.
I picked Valspar Churchill Vanilla Wheat for the color.
Parts of the original hardware were missing,
so I selected these knobs.
What were once "scars"
Are now beauty marks
The details are lovely in this piece, aren't they?
Even though they show their age.
So glad I gave her a second chance.
Don't hate me when I tell you I paid $12.50 for her.
$9 for the knobs (half off at Hobby Lobby)
Already had the paint.
Total - $21.50
$21.50 + sweat equity = priceless!