When I left off on my Dresser Re-Do Project, I had only finished stripping and sanding one dresser. I got the Mister to help me strip and sand the second one! We used a sander from our neighbour which made life so much easier! Handsome little devil hard at work!
So, we sanded them all down and then wiped them clean with a damp cloth to get all of the dust off. Then we applied the stain. I forgot to take picture when I was doing this (I blame the fumes!). Anyway, we used sponge brushes, then waited 15 minutes and dabbed off the extra with a clean lint free towel. Then you have to wait a couple of hours and you can apply another layer of stain if you want it to be darker. I think we ended up doing...3 layers? Each time you have to wait the appropriate amount of time between coats.
Then we applied a coat of polyurethane, let it dry and called it a day! We found some inexpensive knobs to use while I look for one that fit the dressers perfectly!
Not bad for the first go! Have you re-done any furniture?