I was given this dresser in beautiful shape and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. My daughters were in need of a new dresser and this piece painted up beautifully! I decided to do the main part of the dresser a classy cream color (paint color: toasted marshmallow) with light distressing just on the edges to bring out the features of the dresser. For the top I sanded it down so I could do a faux stain top. Have I ever mentioned how much I like faux stain? SO much easier, less messy, less smelly and FAR time consuming. (faux stain tutorial in the tutorial tab on this blog)
I love how beautifully the faux stain top turned out and it looks just like real stain!
Here's the final product of the dresser. (Note I painted this about a year ago and it is still holding up wonderfully, and it's even in a kids room.)