We used this table for our main dining table for many years until it got to be to small as the kids came along. Then it was a computer desk for awhile. The last few years it's been in the basement. It was terribly scratched, with one very deep, long gouge from someone dragging the computer across it, I think.
I already started sanding it before I remembered to take pictures, but these show some of the damage.
Pine is forgiving however, and most of that gouge sanded right out. I primed this with a tinted primer, then later wished I hadn't because it shows if I tried to sand the edges. So I'm leaving it unsanded, with a poly finish on it.
I would love to put a scripture verse or prayer around the border of the table. But alas, I have no cricut and I don't have time to stencil or stamp. If I do come up with something before it goes to college, I'll post later.
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