First, I sanded it and wiped it down. Then, I used wood filler to even out the deep gashes. After that, I spray painted the table with white Valspar primer.
The next day I bought this gorgeous spray paint by Valspar at Lowe's. It is called Exotic Sea and has a glossy finish and vibrant color
This sophisticated table now proudly resides as a nightstand in Sophie's bedroom. Because I already had the table and the primer (leftover from a previous project), I only had to buy two cans of spray paint. Transporting the table from pathetic to posh only cost me $8.