On our way back from Minnesota, we stopped at the flee market in Cullman, Alabama, mostly so we could get out of the car and stretch our legs for awhile. I came away with this new piece of furniture.
It wasn't an attractive paint job and it turned out that the paint had been used to cover burn marks from candles and other damage. The paint had also been applied without removing previous varnish. The price was right, though.
This was the result of an entire can of spray-on Goof-Off brand paint remover and a lot of scraping:
This is the result of a larger can of paint-on paint remover, Klean-Strip.
The rest of the paint was removed with the help of extra strength spray-on Klean-Strip, which is scary stuff. It was burning my hands through a pair of vinyl gloves, so I replaced that pair with two new pairs, but it still burned my hands, even through the double thickness.
There was also a lot of sanding and rubbing with steel wool involved.
The "Warm Cherry" wood stain from Wood You (unfinished wood furniture) was left over from the dining room table.
I decided to put new knobs on the drawers, because the white porcelain knobs looked like they belonged in a bathroom.
After a week and a half of working on it, it was ready to go up on the wall today.