I rescued this night table from the trash. It has great bones and is solid. Although it looked original, at a closer look I could see that veneer had been repaired and a new stain and polyurethane was put on top. It was uneven in areas. So I sanded off the top to reveal the original veneer.
After giving the top new stain and polyurethane, I set off to lighten the dark stain. Using chalk paint, clear wax, and antiquing wax, the front and sides were complete. It’s ready for a new home.