Citri-strip spray stripper. Doesn't smell chemical and is perfect for getting in crevices of drawer and trim. spray it on, leave it on for awhile while it loosens the old finish, then strip it off with a plastic scraper.
distressed canvas paintings: You’ll need: Acrylic craft paints (I use the 99 cent bottle ones), Art canvas, Newspaper or phone book pages, Matte Medium, Gloss Varnish. good idea, but there are some things that could be simplified.... might try to use something similar for my Corset/boudoir paintings for my bedroom :)