I scored two matching nightstands for $20. Solid wood with dovetail drawers...not particularly my style but they had potential! It was obvious that they needed refinishing. I thought for the time being I could just clean them up a bit and do a full on refinish later.
Enter on Center Stage the Vinegar and Oil (not just for salads, people).
Here is the finished project a few weeks later. Still looks great. I added new hardware (cost $2 each) and seriously within a half of an hour I had completely revived two nightstands. Time: 30 min Cost: $24. Not bad!