We tried stripping the side table with spray can stripper which didn’t work too well. For stripper to do a good job, it needs to be put on thick, which a spray can doesn’t really do. We went through the entire can of stripper and there was still varnish on this piece. Since we were just painting it, we didn’t need to strip it, but we were curious how the spray can stripper would work. After stripping we sanded, primed, and painted. To do the white line detail on the top and sides of the table, we used painter’s tape.
We sealed this with polycrylic. We decided the drawer looked incomplete, so we took an extra handle from my parent’s kitchen remodel and drilled 2 holes in the drawer to add the handle and complete the piece.