We sold the Cottage and moved. Did I mention that our buyer also bought most of our furniture? Yes, she did, and we were in dire need of someplace to put our clothes. After much discussion, the decision was made to buy an unfinished piece for me to finish. Since the new place is small, we started out with one unfinished chest of drawers. Check out the before pic on my blog. I forgot to take a photo of it and had to use a stock photo, that won't post here.
The top was stained with dark walnut stain, followed up with 3 coats of satin polycrylic.