FIRSTLY, I had to address that missing knob. I WANTED to remove ALL the knobs and put on all new ones. Alas, the others would NOT budge; so I had to create a matching one. A little wood peg and a bit of sanding and some glue was all that took.
I had repainted the drawers black in order to match the replaced knob, and decided to leave them black; for now at least. If I decided I didn’t like the drawers black, I could always go back and repaint them.
So then I started on the chest part, giving it a good sanding first.
This will be going to my booth st Stars in the near future.