At any rate, here's what I did to turn it into a beauty. I lightly sanded the whole thing with 220 grit sandpaper and wiped it down with a cloth.
After one coat of spray paint, I could see some gaps and cracks in the edges so I use some wood filler. When that dried I sanded down the patches and painted again--Heirloom White.
The hardest part was picking the paper to go on the bottom. I finally decided on this one, cut the paper to fit, and went to town with the mod podge.
Now I just think it needs a cute little vase with a flower in it. What do you think? Does the re-do work?