Have a wooden dresser with good bones, but looks worn? Try refinishing it as an easy do it yourself project. Before:
All it took was a little sandpaper and a palm sander. First coarse, then fine. Sanded the whole thing in 2 evenings. Took the third evening to seal with polyurethane. Add some new knobs and it looks new. I've also used citrus paint stripper on other projects. This worked well for a dresser that had many nooks and crannies that a palm sander didn't get to very well.