The stained finish is all scratched and flaking off. There are gouges in the wood. I thought about covering the top in mosaics, but decided against that. So I am painting it. I am going to try to do a decorative finish on it too.
So far I have the first coat of paint on. Hopefully I will have it done in a few days. Wish me luck....
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