I sprayed it with a $5 mistint from Lowes.
After a light distressing, I glazed with black RL glaze~
I sealed the table with two coats of Minwax Paste Finishing Wax~
My chalk paint waxing brush made it a breeze~ so much better than cheesecloth or regular cloths because you can really lay down a nice thin coat of wax with this fabulous brush!
*Update: After Maya played with her My Little Ponies on the table top, I could see scratches in the wax. I decided to pull all the wax off using mineral spirts, which works great, by the way, and sealed with polycrilic spray instead, to make it more durable. :) Of course, if you read the end of the post you'll see it really didn't matter...
Here's the before again~
All fixed up~
*Now, here's the kicker...the nice older couple who bought the table from me planned to 1- REPAINT it a different white (covering up all the distressing and glazing work, my friends) to match their fireplace hearth, and then 2- CUT the table in half and place on either side of the fireplace...SAY WHAAAT??? Now that's just brutal. :(
Have a great Thanksgiving holiday!!!