Anyhoo, back to the furniture. I ended up having to put a layer of KILZ on it because it had some pretty bad spot. I.HATE.KILZ. I love it for what it does to furniture, I hate it for what it does to my hands and paintbrushes. (Note to self: Next time don't be so cheap and buy the KILZ spraypaint!)
I decided this would look so cute painted a creamy white and distressed. (Can you tell I'm really into that look from the last piece I did?) Well during the KILZ process, I realized if I was going to distress it, when I used my sander you would see white, not the brown from the wood. Halt. Stop project immediately. Use nail polish remover to remove some KILZ from the edges. Yes it actually worked! Luckily I hadn't painted much so I just skipped a lot of the edges. When applying KILZ you really don't have to be exact.
This has been one of my favorite transformations so far! (It must be because of the new sander from the hubbs!)