With the original sanding I made sure to leave some of the old stain so that it would show through when distressed. After painting I pretty heavily distressed this dresser. The Mahogony top looks great with the ebony stain on it, and I love, love, love the way the Antique Oil just melts into the wood and stain and gives you a nice hard, hand rubbed finish. The knobs are fabulous and I was so excited to get them on this piece!
This dresser's dove tailed drawer's sides and back were all made out of cedar. If I were keeping it I would store my completed hand hooked rugs in this dresser to keep away any stray moths or buggies that managed to get in.