Here is a quick update and a sneak peak at the furniture.
I am pleased so far. I am torn on a top coat though.
I tested both paste wax on one drawer and polycrylic on another.
I really didn't like either. The paste wax was boring, not enough substance. Seems like a lot of work for nothing.
The polycrylic was a satin finish, but I thought it was too glossy. I just didn't like it. Something bugged me about it.
I've reused my original handles, but am toying with spraying them something else or getting new ones all together. I'm going to live with them for a bit to decide.