She told me she purchased this for next to nothing off of eBay. She saw it and just had to have it.
After years of loving it just the way it was she decided it was time for a facelift.
I started by taking off the top half and using rough sandpaper to really go to town on the table top.
There were some deep stains. I managed to get rid of most but there was still one that was just too deep to sand away.
I then used white spirit on a clean cloth to wipe it down and bring out the grain in the wood.
White that was drying bi lightly sanded the sides.