First up I sanded the top down to get rid of all the old varnish and some of the marks. I forgot to take a 'before' picture but it came up a lot better than I expected. You can see my 'test' on the side.
I don't want it pristine, it needs to look used.
Here's the whole chest, I tried one of the new handles,
So I removed the drawers and got started.
While I'm waiting for the paint to dry, here are a couple of the greetings cards that Yvonne makes so well.
I'll let you know how the chest looks when it's done.