After trying to strip the paint and not succeeding, I sanded the paint off. I put a few more dings in it in the process. Oh well. Then I painted it, sanded it again where I wanted to age it, and then put a wood stain over the top of the whole thing. I wiped the stain off, put new knobs on and lined the inside with paper. I thought the end result was pretty good and it will go perfect in Reanne's room whenever we get our new house.
The first picture is nearest the actual color.