Here she is;
I would love to tell you all how to fix this up, I even have step by step photographs for you all but the honest answer to 'How did ya do it?' is... 'my daddy!' - he did it for me when I was out one day. Lets see what he did
Drilled holes and glued in wooden dowels
Got a good samaritan 'Tommy Mooney' to do the edging, and what a fantastically smooth job he did;
Then primed and lightly sanded
Now it was over to me. I really liked the table being white but I wanted a challenge so couldn't make up my mind when I had a visit from a friend who wanted it painted in black with lots of lovely gold on the details. Not a bad idea! So I got to work and here she is
I sprayed it with gold craft paint first including the inside and outside of drawers, then gave it two coats of black water-based eggshell paint which I love because it is environmentally friendly, washes out of the brush in water, and has a lovely sheen which I found very similar to the quality of oil-based paint. Last of all I waxed it a couple of times et voila!
Thank you very, very much to Tommy Mooney and my dad for helping me on this one.