I took off the ugly handles. I was going back and forth on whether I wanted to paint them or get new. The deep indentions in the wood made the decision that I would just paint them.
I sanded everything down.
makes me cuss more than normal and throw paint brushes is not my strong point. Luckily my husband was willing to help me out to speed things along.
Finished! I love it and now have a desire to go yard-saleing to find more things to redo!