The whole staining process took me about two evenings. It was fairly simply and I am glad that I used the Danish oil on the inside - it really refreshed the wood.
I let the pie safe dry in the garage for two days, luckily we had sun on both of those days which helped warm the garage and speed up the drying process. Once the wood didn't feel tacky anymore I used a spray-on polyurethane and just applied a light coat to the whole outside. I only did one coat at the Watco was a sealant as well and the pie safe wont be used roughly.
Finally once it was COMPLETELY dry, Z helped me move it into the house. I took off my blue painters tape and put knobs on the two doors on the top half and the two bottom doors. I purchased mis-matched glass knobs from Antrhopologie, so they would match the two existing glass knobs on the drawer.
It was ready for the drawer to be put back, shelves placed and to have ALL [well almost all] of my crafting supplies put in it!
I feel so accomplished that all my crafts are organized and Z is happy too! I still have to find storage for my fabric but I couldn't be happier with the overall look of the pie safe!