This little charmer was sitting all forlorn at a garage sale last week, and I just had to rescue it. That weird wagon wheel thing on the top was not working for me at all, so I tore it out with some pliers. Then I was left with these big holes around the edge where the wagon wheel used to be, so I bought some wood filler that was also made to be stainable. (Yes, I know, I wanted to stain it and not paint it black! Can you believe it?)
I filled the holes, sanded the life out of the top, and then applied a matching stain and a few polyurethane topcoats. You can barely see where the holes were, and the stain matches the legs perfectly. I think it turned out pretty well! Not bad for a $5 garage sale bargain, right?