The first item on the list was extending the legs to make the table high enough to put a chair under. We took advantage of Jay's lumber hook up and got some little stumpy guys to add to the end of the legs. They look like this:
After that all we had to do was sand the wood putty and the old finish down until it was nice and smooth. We used a combination of our handy-dandy power sander and some good ol' fashioned hand sanding to prep it for paint!