The wheels began turning and this is what I came up with.....
1) I found a wooden plaque at Wal-mart for around $4 and sanded down the splintery(yes, my word, probably not real!) spots
|(I couldn't get rid of the glare!)|
I love how it turned out! AND, of course, I love that it only cost me $4 since I already had most of the supplies :)