Here is my Craigslist French Provincial Beauty: Look at those curves!
Over all she was in pretty good condition, but she did have a few rough spots.
Nothing a little wood putty and a coat of primer and some paint couldn't fix.
First, I disassembled all of the doors, drawers, and hardware. Then, I sanded the whole piece with a 100 grit sanding block.
Next, I did two coats of oil based primer, but later realized only one was necessary.
I'm really happy with how my first furniture refinishing project turned out! I have five others lined up ready for their turns....and two more I spotted on craigslist that I would like to snag. : )