With the passing of my grandma we opened up the old play house (our future duck coop) and were both dismayed and delighted to find that it was full. We started pulling things out and discovered my mother’s two old dressers and this old thing with no idea where it came from. It’s beautiful and it always was beautiful even before I started work on it, I had an inkling that it was probably the most unique and also the oldest piece of everything I had.
Step 1I chose to sand this entirely and it took me almost ten hours of sanding to get the old finish plus years of grease and nastiness off of it. I should have just stripped it and, take it from me, just buy a good pain stripper and do it like that instead.