Thrift store finds--progress on chest of drawers (or "dresser", if you prefer)
All sanded back to bare wood--lovely knotty pine. When I bought it, I thought I'd stain it ebony to match the one I have in my office... but after seeing the clean wood, I just want to leave it natural with a satin finish. And black drawer pulls.
It didn't take long at all: the old finish was shallow and had not deeply penetrated the wood.