The chest had a faux oak finish that probably looked really good a few years ago. But it had gone a bit orange and had scratched off in places.
Cue hours and hours of the paint gun, eco stripped (seriously, should have just used the good stuff) and sanding.
It was a messy, labor intensive project. And we didn't take a lot of photos. But so much paint stripping. And it was probably lead paint, now that I think about it.
And then finally called it a day and oiled 'er up.
The chest now has pride of place in the living room and serves as a stage when the girls want to perform.