Nothing brings out imperfection as beautifully as a crisp coat of bright white and primer does the same. Once all the scratches, gouges, dings and divots were painfully obvious it was time for a bit of wood filler.
After drying, more sanding, more patching, more sanding, a dab of caulk, and finally, finally, the final coat of primer.
And tomorrow. Tomorrow will bring a fresh coat or two of beautiful semi-gloss white!