Since I do most of the blogging I tend to be the "keeper of the photos" and when I asked Micheal why he didn't include a "before" picture he said he couldn't find one. So without further ado, BEFORE and after. :)
The second photo gives you an idea of the damage on the finer details and the corners. I apologize to those who cannot stand the sight of painted wood (sorry mom) but it would have been very very difficult to sand and stain all the pieces!