I sanded it for for about three hours one afternoon in my garage. It was a very cold January day so I kept the garage door closed. This was, as you can imagine, a rookie's mistake. Everything in the garage became covered with a layer of red pixie dust, including the car parked inside. Getting most of the paint off, I resolved to get a paint/vanish remover that would finish the job with less of a mess. (Or so I thought.)
The next day I covered the corners and pockets of the cabinet with the paint remover, and parked my car outside. After scrapping and a few more hours of sanding I was able to remove the offending red paint and discovered that the cabinet door had been hiding two different types of wood. This, and a heavy snowfall to clean off my car, made yesterday's strife totally worth it.