Okay, I may have been impatient. But, this hutch top was abused by its previous owner - scratches, ink, water damage.
Nothing that a coat of paint can't solve, I thought. So I painted it with a gallon of "oops" paint from Lowe's. Then after distressing lightly, I used Briwax with a light brown tint.
I never think to take a "before" photo! But you can see what the design is like. I love it! It is now at Good Company in Merriam, setting on a harvest table. Kudos to Kelley, the owner, for recommending such a piece of furniture to anchor the space.