great tutorial on how to refinish old wood furniture. it is WAY easier than i thought! http://www.jonpeters.com/ I recently refinished a Mahogany writing desk, I used Zip Strip to remove the old finish.
The Beginner's Guide to Distressing with Annie Sloan | It turns out that distressing with Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint and Wax by Annie Sloan doesn't have to be stressful at all! Here's a detailed tutorial for how to age and distress a piece of furniture to give it that time-worn look, rich with character. This guide is your one stop shop for inspiration; so what are you waiting for? This paint is SO easy to work with.