To err is human. To recover from the error is divine.
We make mistakes.
Sometimes we get too bold (some might say cocky). Sometimes we try a new technique.
This time we were trying to mitigate a small error - and we turned it into a big fat stinking mess of a train wreck (sigh...a train pun? really?).
The finish did not take on this table top.
We reworked it.
We reworked it again.
And we finally made good on it.
We do make mistakes.
We learn from them.
More important, is to recover from them.