So I started with Gorilla Glue and a prayer!
So that worked! Then I filled uneven edges with a LOT of wood filler.
Then I stripped the old finish off the top, sanded, and stained with Minwax Vermont Maple water based stain. Then I sanded the edges...a LOT...to try to get a smooth finish.
...and here's a closeup of the glazed finish. I mixed a little black acrylic paint with Benjamin Moore Aqua Glaze, then applied a coating of Minwax Polycrylic for protection, and finally, three coats of clear paste wax. I sanded little sections for a more vintage look...you can see that if you click on the last picture...may even do a little more sanding yet...I'm just TICKLED PINK with her! When I see how a piece can go from that to this, I'm hopelessly addicted to doing more!
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