Closeup--where drawer should be
I did begin to sand it but it was very difficult. There appears to be a dark wood or finish under the rust colored paint. I guess that I will have to visit some blogs to see what ideas I can find. If a drawer cannot be built to fit, I suppose I could use a fabric skirt around the bottom, just under the table top. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. I won't be tackling this project until fall.
This is what appeared after trying to sand it.
"Grandmothers are just antique little girls."