At the beginning of yard sale season, the kids and I went hunting. I found this sad dresser in someones yard. The had a sign for $20 on it, I got it for $15 since they didn't want to carry it back in the house. I love old, real wood furniture. Someone had painted or stained this black, and it could have been perfect for that primative look. but I really wanted to see what was under there. So I stripped it. And stripped it again. Boy in the hot sun, the stripper kept drying on me, so I had to apply another layer. But then I was seeing the beautiful wood underneath. So all I did was sand it, let it dry and applied wipe on poly in satin. The details on this dresser are awesome. i still haven't found the perfect place for it, so right now it's in my living room holding all our dvd's.