Not too terrible, just a lot of normal wear and a little missing veneer.
I guess if your between 70 and 80 years old you have earned the right to a little wear.
The first thing I did with this piece is to scrape off the loose veneer with a putty knife, but there was a section that was re glued and was proving to be too stubborn to peel off. I used a hair dryer on high heat aimed directly at the section of veneer that I wanted to remove. The heat softened the glue and allowed me to scrape off the last bit.
A little glue remained on the wood but with a little sandpaper it came right off.
After I paint a piece I always sand it smooth, I don't like a bumpy finish. A lot of people do, I don't.
So when I sand the furniture I wanted other colors to come through and not just the color of the wood.
With this piece I did a rough coat of Duck Egg Blue all over and then added random spots of Coco and Pure White. These colors compliment Country Grey which I used as the top coat.
It doesn't look pretty and it is not completely covered but it does not need to be.
And the after.