Here she is with some sanding. My favorite part in discovering what is underneath all the ugly stuff. The wood is so pretty, I think it's maple, not sure though.
So here goes the first coat of stain, looking good!
I've stained it once here and then added some poly.
Here she is, I really like how it turned out. I always hate the distressing part, but it seemed like the more I did it, the more I wanted to do it. I sanded some and then used the same stain, Minwax Special Walnut, to distress it.