With my sander named Ollie and a good part of my day, we worked together and found a gem! I used Lavender Furniture Wax, from Sweet Grass Farm-made in New Hampshire and all organic, after all of the sanding was done and the debris was wiped away. The wax provides a nice smooth coating that smells great. I painted the bottom half Bay Cove Gray. I kept this piece for myself and my family loves it!
Keep it fun!