I love detail on furniture and this piece had almost none. It was sorely in need of a little attention to bring it up to date. And, those pulls just had to go! I decided to give it an industrial vibe and absolutely love how it turned out!
I always start by refinishing the top. It had a beautiful mahogany veneer top, so I carefully sanded it down and stained it with Java Gel from General Finishes. It has such a beautiful grain and I was so glad to be able to preserve it. There is a short tutorial on my blog (link is at end of post) on how I refinish a top.
I actually wanted to keep the original idea of the inlay down the front of the dresser, so decided on subtle two-tone stripes. I love the warm medium gray of the paint color with the dark top and hardware.