BeforeIt's a solid wood piece circa late 1800's. The finish was in horrible condition and one of the doors was literally hanging on by a thread. The locking mechanism was missing. There were some holes in the door from the original latch (missing) and a knob that wasn't very pretty. If I filled the holes then I would need to paint it, so I decided to work with it as-is.
The interior of the drawer was yucky, too.
The top had some gouges in the wood and had some unsightly stains.
So for the first order of business, I sanded down the top with my orbital sander. I stained the top and sealed it with a clear top coat.
Next I applied Restor-A-Finish with a shop cloth and then beeswax for conditioning.
The photo below is the refinishing in process. The wood took on a lovely patina.
Since the screws were previously drilled through to the front, my husband filled the holes with wood dowels and inserted the right size screws in order to reattach the door.