Well, I happened upon one of those days a few months back. Just out walking around my neighborhood and I saw this piece lying on it's back out by the curb. I thought to myself, "That must be in pretty bad shape if they are throwing it out". Which it was. But I knew I could make it pretty again.
However it did need a good deal of work, check out the before.
I had to peel off a lot of the veneer and sand, sand, sand... oh, yeah and sand some more.
I re-finished the top with a walnut stain. I used a color I had loved on this piece, called Woodlawn Vally Haze by Valspar.