I used a product similar to Hormer Formbys furniture refinisher, sandpaper, lemon oil refinisher, stain and varnish.
I am really happy with the way it turned out.
It was rather a mess when we brought it home.
but she's a mess no more little lassy!
She's a grand lady now.
Mine is housing jewelry and craft items, the little drawers and cubby holes are just perfect to create some order out of the chaos of jewelry making.