Sorry I FORGOT to take a full before photo^
The top didn't need a chemical stripper since the finish was so brittle it was easy to sand off with 80# sandpaper and then I re-stained is with a Drk Walnut Stain.
After getting the top under control I stripped off the hardware (gave them a bath in a baking soda vinegar potion I use) Then painted them with my fav Satin Oil-Rubbed Bronze Paint and Primer in 1 I love that it has a primer in it already..Let those sit over night.
After I primed the body with Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch Primer
I painted it Martha Stewart "Heavy Cream" it's one of my Go-to colors!
Then I CHIP AWAY!!Rub on Clear Satin Poly
Hope this inspires you to save a vintage piece and make it a beautiful piece for your home !