When I got the piece the top veneer was cracking and peeling, and in my haste, I tore up the veneer. But, I was not able to get it all off. And what I was left with was...
I am not really sure what prompted me to finally get around to getting the broken veneer off, I mean I have been wanting to for 15 years, but one night I decided, tonight is the night.
I got out the iron and got to work.
I now had 2 options. One being to paint the chest, and believe me this would be a great piece to paint, but I am going to proceed with option 2, which is to just darken the top and leave the rest alone.