After. Stripped of paint, the antique brass hardware with it's beautiful patina, works smoothly.
Before. (Actually, it's another set of cabinets because I forgot to take a before picture of the now finished side.) The grody white latex based paint over oil based enamel was chipped and would wash off each time I washed the cabinet fronts.
After. Sanded smooth then primed. Painted to embrace and even emphasize the aged wood and sealed under a couple of coats of polyurethane.
It's kind of hard to tell from the pictures, but these lower cabinets are kind of a pistachio green. I'm pleased with how they are coming out, but still 2/3rds of the cabinets to do. A lot of work!