Spotting an ad in the local buy/sell group, I snagged this piece that was stated to be from the 1970s. Knowing furniture, I knew the construction/design was much earlier than said era. It had been painted, and painted, and painted, then decals stuck on to embellish! Oh My! Hauled it home, with the help of my faithful husband..began stripping away layers upon layers of paint - then sanding both by orbital sander and then sandpaper wrapped over end of a putty knife - to get into all of those corners and crevices. This baby took a LONG time. Upon reaching the treasure beneath, the beautiful wood grain needed something unique. This is when I decided upon General Finishes green dye stain for the base and gel stain for the top. "Mossy Oak" was the name that seemed appropriate. A bit more "modern" hardware to mix the old with the new was added. Sides of the drawers were also given special attention by first stenciling in General Finishes antique white, then staining over the top - which gives the illusion of an inlaid design. The entire piece was clear coated, multiple layers (as recommended) with HPTC in flat sheen. This piece now resides somewhere in MN as someone's "buffet." If furniture could write...could you imagine the story this piece might share!