This was a thrift store find/birthday present. It had smooth drawers, solid wood, with a few coats of ugly grimy paint. jackpot.
With the wood in good condition this was a stripping project. Some quality time was spent with scrapers, liquid stripper and sandpaper to get rid of the gross.
With a few coats of BM penetrating stain and two coats of low lustre polyurethane and I have another piece for my bedroom set.