The old cupboard was sound but filthy inside & out. The inside smelled like ancient medicines and just plain yucky; the shelves were sticky and encrusted with old dust. I opened the door and let it set in front of our barn on a bale of hay in the hot sun for over a week (killed the odor). Then it received a good cleaning followed by a lot of sanding. I had to make the decision whether or not to paint part of it or all. I opted to add a touch of cheery green and leave the old ivory paint alone. More sanding followed.The shelves also got a coat of leaf green acrylic paint.
The finishing touches were vintage waterslide decals, 'antiquing' and a spray acrylic sealant. Now I have a much needed bathroom cubby, given a new life and saved from being dump fodder. I think she's as cute as a button - smells new, looks old.