So before you paint any piece of furniture you want to make sure you prep it well. You can see how I prep my pieces HERE!
This piece was prepped and I filled the inlay on the top drawer with Dixie Belle Brown Mud. I just didn't like it. So I filled it! You can check out this blog post where I go over how to fill hardware holes. It is the same concept.
Once the piece was prepped, I started painting.