Time to tidy up! This was my hand before I was even done with the first coat. I didn't mind (though I thought the ring line was rather funny) - but yo...
Step 3: Prepare your surface
Prepare your surface. Wipe it clean, free of any debris or dust. If you want to mask part of it off, do so. I chose not to sand the surface. It has been oiled or waxed at some point(s) in the past, but the surface is very dry. I know it would be more proper to sand, but I did this just as much for the experiment of it as for the wanting an updated table.
I wanted a two-tone effect, so I masked off the trim on the table top.
Also, be sure to clear this project with anyone who thinks they own the table. Princess approved.